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 Sat, Jan. 16 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Jan. 16 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Avatar$17,254,10866%3,285-137$5,252$478,476,2435Fox
2The Book of Eli$11,780,2791%3,111--$3,787$23,453,2491Warner Bros.
3The Lovely Bones$6,353,51111%2,5632560$2,479$12,540,1706Paramount / DreamWorks
4Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel$5,267,865118%3,296-345$1,598$188,934,9484Fox
5Sherlock Holmes$4,118,20845%3,173-453$1,298$177,142,1444Warner Bros.
6The Spy Next Door$4,053,01368%2,924--$1,386$6,463,8111Lionsgate
7It's Complicated$3,421,44047%2,670-285$1,281$86,298,7754Universal
8Leap Year (2010)$2,398,95531%2,5121$955$15,933,8852Universal
9The Blind Side$2,354,37649%2,408-472$978$224,981,0469Warner Bros.
10Up in the Air$2,340,23554%2,107-111$1,111$61,243,3487Paramount