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, Sep. 17 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Sep. 17 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Once Upon a Time in Mexico$1,506,777-19%3,282--$459$28,541,1801Sony / Columbia
2Matchstick Men$888,325-9%2,711--$328$15,837,4961Warner Bros.
3Cabin Fever$504,217-15%2,087--$242$10,336,4571Lionsgate
4Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl$276,137-11%2,029-174$136$288,728,05410Disney
5Open Range$217,742-7%2,063-205$106$54,132,7535Disney
6Seabiscuit$199,556-5%2,102-471$95$114,203,2018Universal
7Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star$171,44211%2,08357$82$13,357,2232Paramount
8Jeepers Creepers II$169,409-12%2,784-340$61$32,422,3773MGM / United Artists
9S.W.A.T.$163,543-16%2,062-538$79$113,307,8106Sony / Columbia
10Freaky Friday (2003)$147,5250%2,567-406$57$102,401,1266Disney