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 Sat, Jul. 24 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Jul. 24 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Inception$16,512,87226%3,7920$4,355$129,755,0032Warner Bros.
2Salt$13,393,1087%3,612--$3,708$25,925,4411Sony / Columbia
3Despicable Me$9,253,05024%3,60099$2,570$154,306,0203Universal
4The Sorcerer's Apprentice$3,912,87734%3,5040$1,117$39,792,3082Disney
5Toy Story 3$3,574,63736%2,766-411$1,292$376,699,1756Disney
6Grown Ups$3,008,05026%2,859-215$1,052$140,212,3345Sony / Columbia
7Ramona and Beezus$2,764,340-8%2,719--$1,017$5,756,5561Fox
8The Twilight Saga: Eclipse$2,760,06517%3,121-880$884$277,753,6144Summit
9The Last Airbender$1,684,71939%2,127-678$792$121,986,4534Paramount
10Predators$1,228,75035%1,846-823$666$45,857,2403Fox
11Knight and Day$714,47833%1,265-660$565$72,235,2065Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Jul. 24 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Kids Are All Right$1,119,49958%201163$5,570$4,145,4273Focus
2The Karate Kid (2010)$445,12135%780-752$571$171,386,8267Sony / Columbia
3Cyrus$298,21349%4548$657$6,118,1906Fox Searchlight
4Iron Man 2$178,35731%330-32$540$310,716,84212Paramount
5Winter's Bone$142,88470%1309$1,099$3,461,1507Roadside Attractions
6The A-Team$121,75735%296-132$411$75,660,6617Fox
7Marmaduke$96,55518%254-20$380$32,510,5758Fox
8Shrek Forever After$91,13619%202-38$451$234,787,73310Paramount / DreamWorks
9Killers$77,37321%23367$332$46,306,2008Lionsgate
10Letters to Juliet$73,13622%234-38$313$52,453,05311Summit
11Get Him to the Greek$64,09523%221-66$290$60,443,8658Universal
12Jonah Hex$55,93253%176130$318$10,330,7196Warner Bros.
13Robin Hood$46,17038%171-55$270$105,024,82011Universal
14Solitary Man$43,47766%105-41$414$4,003,56410Anchor Bay
15Date Night$34,28323%108-58$317$98,406,50616Fox

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Jul. 24 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hubble 3D$110,283-1%530$2,081$11,411,65819Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Under the Sea 3D$32,45919%130$2,497$23,120,89076Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Sex and the City 2$21,29421%69-28$309$95,046,2859Warner Bros. / New Line
4Grease Sing-a-Long$15,93031%17-4$937$255,0523Paramount
5City Island$13,49285%40-9$337$6,615,70919Anchor Bay
6Splice$8,05418%39-78$207$16,973,9988Warner Bros
7Avatar$7,68461%3-1$2,561$749,722,64132Fox
8The Secret of Kells$71371%4-2$178$688,83221GKIDS
9Princess Kaiulani$61272%2-1$306$857,92411Roadside Attractions