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. 22 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Dec. 22 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Meet the Fockers$12,066,514--3,518--$3,430$12,066,5140Universal
2Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events$3,777,239-10%3,622--$1,043$42,478,5201Paramount
3The Polar Express$2,528,9613%2,702-555$936$130,448,5976Warner Bros.
4Ocean's Twelve$1,924,349-31%3,2900$585$75,933,8302Warner Bros.
5National Treasure$934,392-16%2,478-725$377$135,807,1135Disney
6Christmas with the Kranks$933,056-20%2,555-739$365$65,030,9144Sony / Columbia
7Spanglish$895,931-35%2,438--$367$12,458,4801Sony / Columbia
8Blade: Trinity$709,051-30%2,9120$243$38,341,7092New Line
9The Incredibles$683,439-13%1,732-924$395$239,138,8727Disney
10Flight of the Phoenix$583,519-25%2,604--$224$7,119,1281Fox