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, Feb. 5 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Feb. 5 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Recruit$1,009,363-13%2,376--$425$19,612,2781Disney
2Final Destination 2$775,744-18%2,834--$274$18,733,5611New Line
3Biker Boyz$379,425-12%1,766--$215$11,423,7781DreamWorks
4Catch Me If You Can (2002)$328,280-8%2,316-460$142$153,131,2366DreamWorks
5The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers$317,030-12%2,175-491$146$317,019,6237New Line
6About Schmidt$310,109-10%1,2360$251$43,435,9758New Line
7Darkness Falls$268,600-13%2,86528$94$22,683,4702Sony / Columbia
8Kangaroo Jack$248,173-5%2,8480$87$46,671,2163Warner Bros.
9Just Married$208,334-10%2,393-304$87$50,368,2144Fox
10National Security$196,289-9%2,494-235$79$32,978,2933Sony / Columbia