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 Tue, Dec. 23 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Dec. 23 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King$12,476,342-8%3,703--$3,369$150,139,8021New Line
2Mona Lisa Smile$2,281,387-1%2,677--$852$16,120,9181Sony / Columbia
3Something's Gotta Give$1,961,60112%2,6770$733$37,143,8522Sony / Columbia
4Elf$1,878,44221%2,451-425$766$158,261,4907New Line
5The Last Samurai$1,590,73716%2,93830$541$62,447,7633Warner Bros.
6Stuck on You$1,163,2809%3,0074$387$19,217,7842Fox
7The Haunted Mansion$1,045,88310%2,414-587$433$60,799,1694Disney
8Bad Santa$808,01311%2,225-315$363$44,460,7624Miramax / Dimension
9Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat$668,49210%2,121-834$315$95,202,9485Universal
10Love Don't Cost a Thing$575,5070%1,8440$312$12,343,4312Warner Bros.