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 Thu, Sep. 18 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Sep. 18 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Once Upon a Time in Mexico$1,402,016-7%3,282--$427$29,943,1961Sony / Columbia
2Matchstick Men$845,013-5%2,711--$312$16,682,5091Warner Bros.
3Cabin Fever$479,680-5%2,087--$230$10,816,1371Lionsgate
4Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl$288,8585%2,029-174$142$289,016,91210Disney
5Open Range$221,0912%2,063-205$107$54,353,8445Disney
6Seabiscuit$199,7900%2,102-471$95$114,402,9918Universal
7S.W.A.T.$164,1390%2,062-538$80$113,471,9496Sony / Columbia
8Jeepers Creepers II$163,745-3%2,784-340$59$32,586,1223MGM / United Artists
9Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star$160,724-6%2,08357$77$13,517,9472Paramount
10Freaky Friday (2003)$154,9455%2,567-406$60$102,556,0716Disney