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, Jul. 9 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jul. 9 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl$13,509,077--3,023--$4,469$13,509,0770Disney
2Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines$4,017,110-20%3,504149$1,146$87,149,3791Warner Bros.
3Legally Blonde 2: Red, White and Blonde$2,906,354-14%3,3500$868$48,164,2461MGM
4Finding Nemo$1,898,140-7%2,712-190$700$280,731,0286Disney
5Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle$1,606,843-23%3,4850$461$72,787,4462Sony / Columbia
6Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas$1,124,306-3%3,0860$364$13,418,2131DreamWorks
7Hulk$831,348-31%3,291-310$253$120,198,9393Universal
828 Days Later$780,230-23%1,40789$555$23,446,2022Fox Searchlight
9The Italian Job$513,010-20%1,5840$324$85,628,9476Paramount
10Bruce Almighty$477,916-23%1,929-68$248$230,337,5217Universal