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, Aug. 14 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Aug. 14 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Tropic Thunder$4,529,509-30%3,319--$1,365$11,033,3310Paramount / DreamWorks
2The Dark Knight$2,814,719-6%3,862-266$729$454,709,7284Warner Bros.
3Pineapple Express$2,101,184-12%3,0720$684$52,933,5691Sony / Columbia
4The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor$1,492,013-5%3,77818$395$78,040,7122Universal
5The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2$1,383,627-10%2,70740$511$26,220,5741Warner Bros.
6Mamma Mia!$1,362,315-7%3,031-31$449$109,917,1704Universal
7Step Brothers$927,038-9%2,984-125$311$85,884,0363Sony / Columbia
8Journey to the Center of the Earth$653,705-5%1,778-297$368$84,660,3905Warner Bros. / New Line
9WALL-E$458,534-9%1,803-341$254$212,293,7727Disney
10Swing Vote$333,291-6%2,106-107$158$13,548,2052Disney