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. 28 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Jul. 28 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Wolverine$14,266,349-22%3,924--$3,636$53,113,7521Fox
2The Conjuring$6,438,531-24%3,022119$2,131$83,945,0172Warner Bros. / New Line
3Despicable Me 2$5,161,860-19%3,476-344$1,485$306,812,7204Universal
4Turbo$4,168,318-23%3,8093$1,094$56,183,2452Fox / DreamWorks Animation
5Grown Ups 2$3,320,552-27%3,258-233$1,019$101,764,5823Sony / Columbia
6Red 2$2,753,774-29%3,0160$913$35,011,5532Lionsgate / Summit
7Pacific Rim$2,435,013-20%2,602-683$936$84,189,5653Warner Bros.
8The Heat$1,963,512-31%2,384-305$824$141,309,4085Fox
9R.I.P.D.$1,767,000-27%2,850-2$620$24,565,5052Universal
10Fruitvale Station$1,361,095-24%1,0641030$1,279$6,272,5353Weinstein Company
11Monsters University$952,680-13%1,470-716$648$255,467,0266Disney
12World War Z$854,197-25%1,440-626$593$192,660,2316Paramount
13The Lone Ranger$491,832-30%1,267-1006$388$85,321,4304Disney

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Jul. 28 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Way, Way Back$1,049,632-26%886582$1,185$9,077,2554Fox Searchlight
2The To Do List$451,829-16%591--$765$1,579,4021CBS Films
3White House Down$245,128-38%676-778$363$70,638,6175Sony / Columbia
4Man of Steel$227,573-26%501-549$454$286,807,5057Warner Bros.
5Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain$195,919-34%498-250$393$31,481,4324Lionsgate / Summit
6This Is The End$161,019-17%270-352$596$95,617,8107Sony / Columbia
7Fast & Furious 6$93,450-27%267-12$350$237,614,90510Universal
8Epic$91,031-29%289-30$315$106,189,99310Fox
9Now You See Me$83,478-30%215-118$388$114,980,7399Lionsgate / Summit
10The Great Gatsby (2013)$77,653-26%271-31$287$144,155,41912Warner Bros.
11Star Trek Into Darkness$70,103-38%180-70$389$225,602,79611Paramount
12The Internship$57,520-29%197-5$292$43,923,1718Fox
13Girl Most Likely$56,994-29%227-124$251$1,216,4662Roadside Attractions
14After Earth$52,774-22%167-22$316$60,047,4079Sony / Columbia
15The Croods$51,421-30%194-18$265$186,383,77719Fox / DreamWorks Animation
16The Purge$36,110-22%1571$230$64,265,6208Universal
17The Hangover Part III$20,414-25%147-55$139$112,017,45410Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Jul. 28 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Unfinished Song$33,579-29%82-6$410$1,266,5996Weinstein Company
2Much Ado About Nothing (2013)$24,507-19%77-18$318$3,996,7468Roadside Attractions
3Mud$21,848-36%73-4$299$21,372,52214Roadside Attractions
4The Bling Ring$18,584-1%34-4$547$5,726,5067A24
5The East$5,051-46%20-11$253$2,245,9989Fox Searchlight
6Pain and Gain$4,985-16%35-35$142$49,768,38714Paramount
7Kon-Tiki$4,90620%145$350$1,487,75614Weinstein Company
8The Servant (2013 re-issue)$2,466-26%1--$2,466$7,8591Rialto Pictures
9Stories We Tell$1,85634%14-8$133$1,538,95812Roadside Attractions
10Copperhead$869-17%2-34$435$161,5155Brainstorm Media