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, Jul. 7 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jul. 7 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Spider-Man 2$10,034,170-16%4,1520$2,417$202,118,6271Sony / Columbia
2King Arthur (2004)$4,818,385--3,003--$1,605$4,818,3850Disney
3Fahrenheit 9/11$2,609,427-10%1,725541$1,513$66,625,4172Lionsgate
4The Notebook (2004)$1,593,251-6%2,32320$686$34,959,0902New Line
5DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story$1,476,636-9%2,953-67$500$90,716,9153Fox
6White Chicks$1,278,347-14%2,80074$457$49,425,5422Sony / Columbia
7Shrek 2$1,124,6501%2,609-328$431$412,933,8877DreamWorks
8The Terminal$977,308-11%2,782-132$351$59,286,2913DreamWorks
9Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban$950,765-12%2,725-279$349$227,761,3785Warner Bros.
10Garfield$605,175-1%2,458-173$246$65,451,7754Fox