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, Aug. 31 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Aug. 31 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The 40-Year-Old Virgin$1,635,897-14%2,86823$570$53,945,6762Universal
2The Brothers Grimm$1,039,309-20%3,087--$337$18,826,0991Miramax / Dimension
3The Constant Gardener$929,046--1,324--$702$929,0460Focus
4Red Eye$826,336-15%3,09112$267$35,335,9482DreamWorks
5Wedding Crashers$610,129-12%2,737-183$223$189,479,8677New Line
6Four Brothers$601,196-18%2,6490$227$57,460,1173Paramount
7March of the Penguins$541,267-14%2,394292$226$57,584,81410Warner Independent
8The Cave$424,792-17%2,195--$194$7,635,4081Sony / Screen Gems
9The Skeleton Key$389,915-18%2,78410$140$39,401,3603Universal
10Charlie and the Chocolate Factory$382,397-9%2,005-570$191$198,726,4957Warner Bros.