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, Apr. 2 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Apr. 2 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Monsters vs. Aliens$2,966,582-1%4,104--$723$72,193,1241Paramount / DreamWorks
2I Love You, Man$1,077,3885%2,7176$397$41,434,6612Paramount / DreamWorks
3The Haunting in Connecticut$1,000,977-6%2,732--$366$27,690,5311Lionsgate
4Knowing$940,3654%3,3375$282$50,072,1512Summit
5Duplicity$553,149-4%2,5795$214$28,075,3462Universal
6Race to Witch Mountain$394,5222%3,26881$121$55,036,4213Disney
712 Rounds$303,867-8%2,331--$130$6,721,5031Fox
8Watchmen$242,8001%2,010-1500$121$104,272,5524Warner Bros.
9The Last House on the Left (2009)$213,797-5%2,251-151$95$29,415,3173Universal / Rogue
10Taken$207,4493%1,961-700$106$137,863,5259Fox