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, Dec. 31 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Dec. 31 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King$7,509,777-22%3,7030$2,028$249,447,3132New Line
2Cheaper by the Dozen$6,612,641-6%3,298--$2,005$55,619,1191Fox
3Something's Gotta Give$4,026,18347%2,70932$1,486$65,226,5813Sony / Columbia
4Cold Mountain$3,602,76031%2,163--$1,666$28,053,7081Miramax
5Peter Pan (2003)$2,180,925-21%2,813--$775$22,112,7161Universal
6Mona Lisa Smile$2,144,402-21%2,6770$801$38,593,8302Sony / Columbia
7Paycheck$1,988,597-10%2,762--$720$25,020,2671Paramount
8The Last Samurai$1,696,956-12%2,557-381$664$79,724,9944Warner Bros.
9Elf$835,515-23%2,015-436$415$167,573,6678New Line
10The Haunted Mansion$702,292-16%1,622-792$433$67,017,2555Disney