Grosses

'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' Leads Monday with $4.21M; 'The Purge: Anarchy' #2 with $3.32MJuly 22, 2014 01:05 PM

by Daniel Garris

Fox's Dawn of the Planet of the Apes led the way on Monday with $4.21 million. The critically acclaimed 3D sci-fi action sequel has now led the daily box office for ten of the past eleven days. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes was down 62 percent from Sunday and down a respectable 49 percent from last Monday. The eleven-day total for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes stands at $143.41 million. That is ahead of pre-release expectations and places the film an impressive 32 percent ahead of the $108.76 million eleven-day take of 2011's Rise of the Planet of the Apes.

Universal's The Purge: Anarchy claimed second place with $3.32 million. The sequel to last year's break-out horror film was down a healthy 54 percent from Sunday. In comparison, The Purge fell 51.5 percent on its first Monday to gross $3.31 million. With a very solid four-day start of $33.14 million, The Purge: Anarchy is running 11 percent behind the $37.37 million four-day start of The Purge. However, daily holds for The Purge: Anarchy thus far suggests that the film will hold up a bit better than The Purge did.

Planes: Fire and Rescue claimed third with $1.86 million. The modestly budgeted computer animated sequel from Disney fell 59 percent from Sunday. Planes: Fire and Rescue has grossed $19.37 million through four days. That is a bit below expectations and 22 percent behind the $24.72 million four-day take of last year's Planes (which fell 58 percent on its first Monday to gross $2.49 million). Planes: Fire and Rescue will hope to hold up well going forward due in part to the limited amount of options for family audiences throughout the rest of the summer.

Sony's Sex Tape placed in fourth with $1.55 million. The comedy starring Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel was down 58 percent from Sunday, which isn't the greatest daily hold for an R-rated comedy on its first Monday. Sex Tape has grossed a significantly poorer than expected $16.16 million through four days of release. That places the film a very disappointing 55 percent behind the $35.61 million four-day start of 2011's Bad Teacher.

Transformers: Age of Extinction rounded out Monday's top five with $1.17 million. The fourth installment of Paramount's sci-fi action franchise was down 60 percent from Sunday and down 42 percent from last Monday. Transformers: Age of Extinction has grossed $228.17 million through 25 days. That currently ranks the film as the fifth highest grossing release of 2014 thus far domestically and before long the film will surpass Maleficent and X-Men: Days of Future Past to move into third place.

Daily Domestic Gross Fri, Jul. 16 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jul. 16 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Inception$21,782,199--3,792--$5,744$21,782,1991Warner Bros.
2Despicable Me$10,135,39558%3,50125$2,895$98,356,3202Universal
3The Sorcerer's Apprentice$5,480,63371%3,504--$1,564$12,569,0701Disney
4The Twilight Saga: Eclipse$4,463,84530%4,001-467$1,116$255,835,2623Summit
5Toy Story 3$3,500,59039%3,177-576$1,102$354,467,6925Disney
6Grown Ups$3,138,22769%3,074-389$1,021$122,392,5684Sony / Columbia
7The Last Airbender$2,218,71741%2,805-398$791$109,602,1713Paramount
8Predators$2,173,14930%2,6690$814$35,457,1902Fox
9Knight and Day$1,117,60439%1,925-703$581$66,626,9834Fox
10The Karate Kid (2010)$680,18621%1,532-926$444$167,682,1546Sony / Columbia

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Jul. 16 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Cyrus$305,830154%446246$686$4,296,7035Fox Searchlight
2Iron Man 2$168,147239%36229$464$309,624,99711Paramount
3The A-Team$149,544-7%428-808$349$74,895,7276Fox
4Winter's Bone$91,90287%12115$760$2,808,5746Roadside Attractions
5Marmaduke$89,62536%274-109$327$31,906,0507Fox
6Shrek Forever After$85,90021%240-221$358$234,199,1099Paramount / DreamWorks
7Letters to Juliet$76,59264%27231$282$51,966,25710Summit
8How to Train Your Dragon$75,19014%228-26$330$217,225,79517Paramount / DreamWorks
9Robin Hood$56,49545%226-74$250$104,721,51010Universal
10Get Him to the Greek$56,495-31%287-155$197$59,892,2507Universal
11Solitary Man$48,46432%146-26$332$3,717,3999Anchor Bay
12Killers$44,60961%166-103$269$46,014,7547Lionsgate
13Date Night$43,67748%166-39$263$98,168,95015Fox
14Splice$20,347-8%117-87$174$16,874,7907Warner Bros

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Jul. 16 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Kids Are All Right$285,667365%3831$7,518$1,035,1742Focus
2Hubble 3D$89,40215%530$1,687$10,660,44918Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Grease Sing-a-Long$39,492-6%219$1,881$177,4192Paramount
4Jonah Hex$33,0771107%46-19$719$10,132,1085Warner Bros.
5Sex and the City 2$32,5302%97-59$335$94,868,7178Warner Bros. / New Line
6Under the Sea 3D$23,79734%130$1,831$22,920,48375Warner Bros. / IMAX
7I Hate Luv Storys$10,076--35-44$288$798,9733UTV
8Clash of the Titans (2010)$9,976-24%67-63$149$163,167,09816Warner Bros.
9Just Wright$8,45620%56-24$151$21,454,72810Fox Searchlight
10City Island$8,007-10%49-16$163$6,544,86918Anchor Bay
11The Back-up Plan$3,874-30%25-36$155$37,472,82813CBS Films
12Avatar$3,840-63%4-5$960$749,689,64531Fox
13Udaan$668--2--$334$6681UTV Communications
14Princess Kaiulani$560-11%3-3$187$853,42310Roadside Attractions
15The Secret of Kells$524-33%6-4$87$684,79920GKIDS
16The Square (2010)$45320%4-1$113$402,65615Apparition