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 Sun, Jul. 7 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Jul. 7 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Despicable Me 2$23,662,240-19%3,997--$5,920$143,074,9601Universal
2The Lone Ranger$7,904,440-26%3,904--$2,025$48,715,0101Disney
3The Heat$6,873,984-26%3,1843$2,159$86,259,1952Fox
4Monsters University$5,352,100-25%3,739-265$1,431$216,253,9793Disney
5World War Z$5,231,828-23%3,316-291$1,578$158,989,6383Paramount
6White House Down$3,715,710-28%3,2220$1,153$50,485,2492Sony / Columbia
7Man of Steel$3,248,714-24%2,905-1226$1,118$271,188,4504Warner Bros.
8This Is The End$1,759,698-15%2,104-606$836$85,674,3204Sony / Columbia
9Now You See Me$788,021-28%1,606-958$491$110,498,6036Lionsgate / Summit

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Jul. 7 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain$2,625,479-28%876--$2,997$17,391,1671Lionsgate / Summit
2Star Trek Into Darkness$358,095-30%565-470$634$223,065,0118Paramount
3Fast & Furious 6$256,055-42%617-933$415$235,488,6757Universal
4Epic$136,025-31%428-346$318$104,042,6677Fox
5The Internship$123,742-29%379-629$326$42,762,5385Fox
6Much Ado About Nothing (2013)$123,045-33%170-52$724$3,054,1465Roadside Attractions
7After Earth$109,465-25%270-61$405$58,886,9826Sony / Columbia
8The Hangover Part III$105,369-19%33861$312$111,254,2437Warner Bros.
9Iron Man 3$103,333-48%294-246$351$406,410,98710Disney
10The Bling Ring$98,378-14%159-471$619$5,119,5834A24
11The Croods$92,263-32%269-38$343$185,125,18916Fox / DreamWorks Animation
12The Great Gatsby (2013)$81,925-25%185-70$443$142,907,9049Warner Bros.
13The Purge$70,400-47%256-866$275$63,552,9655Universal
14The East$45,180-35%102-83$443$1,965,3056Fox Searchlight
15Mud$44,295-32%111-57$399$20,861,65311Roadside Attractions
16Pain and Gain$36,301-17%170144$214$49,519,36711Paramount
1742 (2013)$30,764-36%182-70$169$94,811,13313Warner Bros.
18Olympus Has Fallen$17,867-24%110-55$162$98,895,41716FilmDistrict

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Jul. 7 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Way, Way Back$156,818-29%19--$8,254$552,7881Fox Searchlight
2Unfinished Song$72,488-29%7051$1,036$438,9483Weinstein Company
3The Kings of Summer$27,095-29%513$531$1,084,1796CBS Films
4Stories We Tell$10,876-21%274$403$1,440,3039Roadside Attractions
5G.I. Joe: Retaliation$9,956-24%63-55$158$122,476,27815Paramount
6Kon-Tiki$6,970-30%24-10$290$1,406,29211Weinstein Company
7Scary Movie 5$5,053-27%43-79$118$31,868,31413Weinstein / Dimension
8The Sapphires$4,277-24%15-3$285$2,422,57516Weinstein Company
9Ghanchakkar$4,239-21%30-59$141$203,0442UTV Motion Pictures
10Copperhead$3,170-22%15-44$211$109,4742Brainstorm Media
11Escape From Planet Earth$2,696-20%62-39$43$56,885,48521Weinstein Company
12Redemption (2013)$1,057-36%4-15$264$34,9562Roadside Attractions
13Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's$537-33%2-4$269$501,62510eOne Films US
14Lost and Found in Armenia$1475%20$74$120,4805High Top Releasing
15Not Today$146-5%2-3$73$312,94113Freestyle Releasing