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, Aug. 25 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Aug. 25 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Lee Daniels' The Butler$4,721,104-32%3,110177$1,518$51,760,6252Weinstein Company
2We're the Millers$3,421,299-39%3,445120$993$91,287,3183Warner Bros. / New Line
3Planes$2,522,870-32%3,378-338$747$59,599,9093Disney
4The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones$2,445,196-35%3,118--$784$14,088,3591Sony / Screen Gems
5The World's End$2,171,751-31%1,551--$1,400$8,811,7901Focus
6Elysium$2,007,694-31%2,913-371$689$68,880,2183Sony / TriStar
7You're Next$1,532,399-39%2,437--$629$7,020,1961Lionsgate
8Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters$1,476,846-36%2,730-350$541$48,421,1693Fox
9Kick-Ass 2$1,251,625-29%2,9455$425$22,526,4452Universal
102 Guns$929,705-36%1,841-630$505$65,353,9954Universal
11The Smurfs 2$837,397-29%1,852-497$452$62,580,3704Sony / Columbia
12Despicable Me 2$785,120-29%1,402-416$560$350,701,1358Universal
13Jobs$761,002-36%2,3810$320$12,009,3012Open Road
14The Wolverine$689,069-36%1,449-609$476$125,079,4635Fox
15The Conjuring$487,174-47%1,355-646$360$131,668,9926Warner Bros. / New Line
16Paranoia$321,543-42%2,4590$131$6,250,2932Relativity Media

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Aug. 25 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Grown Ups 2$200,724-52%620-621$324$128,945,2487Sony / Columbia
2Turbo$195,655-30%470-289$416$78,785,4456Fox / DreamWorks Animation
3The Spectacular Now$194,518-18%15499$1,263$1,904,4124A24
4The Heat$125,114-50%409-282$306$156,392,7669Fox
5Chennai Express$108,654-36%144-46$755$4,687,7523UTV Motion Pictures
6Pacific Rim$108,567-38%260-184$418$99,174,9807Warner Bros.
7The Way, Way Back$102,031-44%302-155$338$18,628,0978Fox Searchlight
8Man of Steel$97,445-37%303-62$322$290,229,82211Warner Bros.
9Now You See Me$95,343-33%246112$388$116,433,75013Lionsgate / Summit
10Red 2$90,234-41%389-326$232$51,605,1256Lionsgate / Summit
11World War Z$88,279-34%239-68$369$198,854,94110Paramount
12Fruitvale Station$77,238-34%392-85$197$15,185,2497Weinstein Company
13White House Down$68,275-42%229122$298$72,425,6929Sony / Columbia
14R.I.P.D.$52,805-44%179-24$295$32,731,4956Universal
15Star Trek Into Darkness$30,762-34%144-66$214$227,377,84415Paramount
16Epic$23,618-31%115-53$205$107,356,60514Fox

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Aug. 25 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1In a World...$78,483-37%7538$1,046$732,7793Roadside Attractions
2The Grandmaster$40,388-24%7--$5,770$132,6171Weinstein Company
3Fast & Furious 6$15,685-33%98-43$160$238,550,31014Universal
4This Is The End$13,366-28%38-20$352$96,771,09311Sony / Columbia
5The Croods$12,803-28%69-45$186$187,073,69723Fox / DreamWorks Animation
6Unfinished Song$5,487-14%27-16$203$1,611,25010Weinstein Company
7Savannah$3,601-42%14--$257$15,5991Ketchup Entertainment
8Much Ado About Nothing (2013)$3,208-34%27-9$119$4,252,25812Roadside Attractions
9Mud$1,871-49%16-12$117$21,581,88618Roadside Attractions
10Girl Rising$1,720--1--$1,720$1,526,48825Gathr Films
11Underdogs (2013)$1,355-36%2-2$678$28,5292Freestyle Releasing
12Stories We Tell$1,069-33%6-2$178$1,583,03316Roadside Attractions
13The Servant (2013 re-issue)$994-19%1--$994$21,3665Rialto Pictures
14Pain and Gain$603-30%22-64$27$49,874,93318Paramount
15The Bling Ring$425-72%7-11$61$5,831,56511A24
16Inch'Allah$356-51%21$178$457,8852eOne Films US
17Girl Most Likely$310-15%1-1$310$1,376,1266Roadside Attractions