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 Sun, Dec. 21 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Dec. 21 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King$23,326,667-15%3,703--$6,299$124,100,0861New Line
2Something's Gotta Give$3,484,662-26%2,6770$1,302$33,428,8362Sony / Columbia
3Mona Lisa Smile$3,335,036-18%2,677--$1,246$11,527,9321Sony / Columbia
4The Last Samurai$2,663,755-11%2,93830$907$59,488,7013Warner Bros.
5Elf$1,878,433-14%2,451-425$766$154,836,1247New Line
6Bad Santa$1,724,743-14%2,225-315$775$42,923,1184Miramax / Dimension
7Stuck on You$1,680,869-14%3,0074$559$16,983,6382Fox
8The Haunted Mansion$1,335,458-19%2,414-587$553$58,802,5304Disney
9Love Don't Cost a Thing$1,029,412-34%1,8440$558$11,191,2522Warner Bros.
10Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat$816,963-17%2,121-834$385$93,928,6025Universal