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 Tue, Aug. 19 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Aug. 19 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Tropic Thunder$3,527,208-2%3,319--$1,063$43,963,9251Paramount / DreamWorks
2The Dark Knight$2,148,8262%3,590-435$599$475,350,1455Warner Bros.
3Pineapple Express$1,579,0211%3,0720$514$65,880,0922Sony / Columbia
4Star Wars: The Clone Wars$1,338,154-2%3,452--$388$17,315,4811Warner Bros.
5Mamma Mia!$1,148,86324%2,771-423$415$118,090,0555Universal
6Mirrors$1,128,855-4%2,664--$424$13,462,1341Fox
7The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2$1,006,36313%2,7147$371$33,905,3532Warner Bros.
8The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor$992,4247%3,363-415$295$88,162,4993Universal
9Step Brothers$721,8644%2,648-534$273$92,104,9684Sony / Columbia
10Journey to the Center of the Earth$537,85325%1,405-565$383$88,976,2006Warner Bros. / New Line