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 Mon, Dec. 29 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Dec. 29 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King$10,052,344-29%3,7030$2,715$232,321,6522New Line
2Cheaper by the Dozen$6,603,986-16%3,298--$2,002$42,001,5521Fox
3Cold Mountain$2,625,330-35%2,163--$1,214$21,706,3951Miramax
4Something's Gotta Give$2,564,808-34%2,70932$947$58,462,9393Sony / Columbia
5Peter Pan (2003)$2,545,790-22%2,813--$905$17,173,7231Universal
6Mona Lisa Smile$2,516,870-24%2,6770$940$33,741,8372Sony / Columbia
7Paycheck$2,203,968-40%2,762--$798$20,816,8851Paramount
8The Last Samurai$1,778,305-30%2,557-381$695$76,104,5684Warner Bros.
9Elf$974,633-8%2,015-436$484$165,648,5288New Line
10Stuck on You$827,018-23%2,400-607$345$25,239,0353Fox