Grosses

'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' Leads Again on Wednesday with $3.89 MillionJuly 24, 2014 07:15 AM

by Shawn Robbins

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes added $3.9 million yesterday for a 42 percent week-to-week decline, giving the sequel $152.4 million domestically in its first 13 days. Apes is running 33 percent ahead of the pace of its 2011 predecessor.

Universal reports that The Purge: Anarchy posted $2.6 million on Wednesday, off 28 percent from the day before. The thriller sequel has tallied $39.3 million in its first 6 days, or 6 percent less than its 2013 predecessor.

Planes: Fire and Rescue dropped just 9 percent to earn $2.1 million on Wednesday. The animated Disney sequel has totaled $23.8 million in its first 6 days, 20.5 percent less than last year's first flick.

Sex Tape accounted for $1.5 million yesterday, giving it a 6-day haul of $19.65 million. The R-rated comedy is lagging behind the pace of 2011's Bad Teacher by 54 percent.

Rounding out the top five, Transformers: Age of Extinction slid 39 percent from last week to $1.2 million yesterday. Michael Bay's fourth franchise entry has amassed $230.8 million domestically up to this point, overtaking X-Men: Days of Future Past ($230.79 million) as this summer's top domestic grosser so far.

Daily Domestic Gross Wed, Dec. 18 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Dec. 18 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers$26,159,649--3,622--$7,222$26,159,6490New Line
2Maid in Manhattan$1,362,774-12%2,838--$480$23,118,6251Sony / Columbia
3Star Trek: Nemesis$728,581-27%2,711--$269$21,407,9111Paramount
4Die Another Day$635,273-15%3,37730$188$133,850,4774MGM
5Drumline$584,524-7%1,836--$318$14,560,1381Fox
6Analyze That$434,994-14%2,6350$165$21,166,1662Warner Bros.
7Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets$433,646-14%3,025-362$143$224,011,4735Warner Bros.
8The Hot Chick$427,323-6%2,217--$193$8,742,9201Disney
9The Santa Clause 2$291,3792%2,207-149$132$126,249,5577Disney
10My Big Fat Greek Wedding$170,362-6%1,230-27$139$199,807,72635IFC Films