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, Apr. 1 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Apr. 1 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Monsters vs. Aliens$3,010,629-11%4,104--$734$69,226,5421Paramount / DreamWorks
2The Haunting in Connecticut$1,059,564-17%2,732--$388$26,689,5541Lionsgate
3I Love You, Man$1,027,066-11%2,7176$378$40,357,2732Paramount / DreamWorks
4Knowing$899,895-14%3,3375$270$49,131,7862Summit
5Duplicity$579,201-12%2,5795$225$27,522,1972Universal
6Race to Witch Mountain$388,249-7%3,26881$119$54,641,8993Disney
712 Rounds$330,158-18%2,331--$142$6,417,6361Fox
8Watchmen$239,248-9%2,010-1500$119$104,029,7524Warner Bros.
9The Last House on the Left (2009)$224,454-9%2,251-151$100$29,201,5203Universal / Rogue
10Taken$200,838-2%1,961-700$102$137,656,0769Fox