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, Mar. 31 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Mar. 31 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed$1,333,933-6%3,312--$403$33,687,6941Warner Bros.
2The Passion of the Christ$1,275,923-6%3,214-36$397$318,974,6155Newmarket
3The Ladykillers$928,987-6%1,583--$587$15,533,7411Disney
4Dawn of the Dead (2004)$686,229-12%2,7483$250$46,498,7962Universal
5Jersey Girl$591,922-8%1,520--$389$10,128,1611Miramax
6Taking Lives$565,101-6%2,7050$209$23,444,1462Warner Bros.
7Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind$477,074-7%1,3574$352$18,029,3342Focus
8Starsky & Hutch$463,564-7%2,985-200$155$78,236,3494Warner Bros.
9Hidalgo$422,339-4%2,667-262$158$57,688,0674Disney
10Secret Window$358,936-3%2,912-106$123$41,646,0183Sony / Columbia