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, Mar. 25 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Mar. 25 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Passion of the Christ$1,805,11211%3,25029$555$302,559,7394Newmarket
2Dawn of the Dead (2004)$1,387,046-3%2,745--$505$33,543,9401Universal
3Taking Lives$879,2123%2,705--$325$15,160,8331Warner Bros.
4Starsky & Hutch$796,2358%3,1850$250$70,611,4833Warner Bros.
5Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind$779,8616%1,353--$576$11,297,5011Focus
6Hidalgo$676,1734%2,929-136$231$51,089,4253Disney
7Secret Window$633,8708%3,0180$210$35,257,6302Sony / Columbia
8Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London$354,6537%2,9730$119$18,675,5492MGM
950 First Dates$342,48413%2,153-433$159$114,363,1966Sony / Columbia
10The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King$130,14312%1,021-286$127$373,853,95014New Line