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, Jun. 9 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Jun. 9 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted$22,569,1929%4,258--$5,300$43,220,0111Paramount / DreamWorks
2Prometheus$16,020,580-25%3,396--$4,717$37,486,8471Fox
3Snow White and the Huntsman$8,913,72019%3,7774$2,360$91,871,0702Universal
4Men in Black 3$5,629,64230%3,792-456$1,485$131,967,8483Sony / Columbia
5Marvel's The Avengers$4,546,86536%3,129-541$1,453$568,934,5146Disney
6The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel$1,388,15548%1,2984$1,069$30,102,1536Fox Searchlight
7What to Expect When You're Expecting$1,108,42920%2,087-820$531$35,067,6384Lionsgate
8Battleship$918,38032%1,954-1190$470$59,155,8554Universal
9The Dictator$849,48019%1,651-998$515$54,601,8384Paramount
10Dark Shadows$584,95435%1,550-1452$377$73,393,1785Warner Bros.
11Chernobyl Diaries$311,43711%1,180-1253$264$16,703,5333Warner Bros.

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Jun. 9 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Hunger Games$431,01335%751-348$574$399,950,27412Lionsgate
2For Greater Glory$316,08327%642-115$492$3,159,7822ARC Entertainment
3Mirror Mirror$149,47628%303-54$493$63,399,94611Relativity Media
4The Lucky One (2012)$148,26037%402-2$369$59,378,3178Warner Bros.
5Dr. Seuss' The Lorax$140,65026%290-25$485$211,942,96015Universal
6Think Like a Man$131,83423%287-222$459$90,218,3368Sony / Screen Gems
7The Three Stooges$107,25832%245-40$438$43,055,4259Fox
821 Jump Street$101,79932%258-72$395$137,561,56713Sony / Columbia
9Crooked Arrows$88,43542%278-49$318$1,490,3804Branded/Peck Films
10Rowdy Rathore$62,50363%100-20$625$612,1782UTV Communications
11The Pirates! Band of Misfits$58,23749%317-268$184$28,930,2977Sony / Columbia
12The Five-Year Engagement$53,37545%175-43$305$28,458,7257Universal
13Wrath of the Titans$40,47533%150-55$270$83,377,68811Warner Bros.
14Journey 2: The Mysterious Island$36,13228%126-29$287$103,517,92518Warner Bros. / New Line
15The Cabin in the Woods$25,11035%113-23$222$41,271,4189Lionsgate
16Safe (2012)$19,97629%111-64$180$17,032,6147Lionsgate

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Jun. 9 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Moonrise Kingdom$637,22437%9680$6,638$3,274,8073Focus
2The Intouchables$164,94961%7727$2,142$897,1173Weinstein Company
3To the Arctic 3D$64,6297%511$1,267$3,134,3888Warner Bros. / IMAX
4Safety Not Guaranteed$42,43459%9--$4,715$69,0941FilmDistrict
5Born to Be Wild 3D$17,596-6%330$533$19,341,21862Warner Bros. / IMAX
6Piranha 3DD$14,80010%78-8$190$306,6802Weinstein Company
7Lola Versus$14,26560%4--$3,566$23,1971Fox Searchlight
8Girl in Progress$11,10227%577$195$2,545,4585Lionsgate / Pantelion
9The Artist$5,79436%36-51$161$44,646,47229Weinstein Company
10The Raven$5,421-2%34-27$159$15,814,0987Relativity Media
11Bully (2012)$3,942-60%31-57$127$3,460,70011Weinstein Company
12Sound of My Voice$3,39833%24-24$142$383,8757Fox Searchlight
13Cartas a Elena$2,77140%12--$231$4,7451Freestyle Releasing
14High School$937-1%4-196$234$134,9812Anchor Bay Films
15Friends With Kids$576-7%5-3$115$7,249,26114Roadside Attractions