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, Nov. 10 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Nov. 10 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Thor: The Dark World$21,760,621-32%3,841--$5,665$85,737,8411Disney
2Free Birds$3,522,057-30%3,7360$943$30,128,5142Relativity Media
3Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa$3,130,544-35%3,187-158$982$78,773,6033Paramount
4Last Vegas$3,033,428-37%3,08217$984$33,467,0062CBS Films
5Ender's Game$2,917,176-34%3,4070$856$44,010,4882Lionsgate / Summit
6Gravity$2,386,003-38%2,720-304$877$231,249,8316Warner Bros.
712 Years a Slave$1,946,590-32%1,144734$1,702$17,421,3124Fox Searchlight
8Captain Phillips$1,583,326-38%2,646-375$598$90,894,0445Sony / Columbia
9About Time$1,290,050-33%1,2001025$1,075$6,275,7432Universal
10Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2$907,960-29%1,836-594$495$109,953,0947Sony / Columbia
11Carrie (2013)$332,451-42%1,512-740$220$34,050,7754Sony / Screen Gems
12Escape Plan$267,039-25%1,049-917$255$23,207,8644Lionsgate / Summit
13The Counselor$238,125-31%1,022-2022$233$15,860,7943Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Nov. 10 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1All Is Lost$315,875-35%399269$792$2,798,5554Roadside Attractions
2Enough Said$164,893-44%429-233$384$15,839,3628Fox Searchlight
3Despicable Me 2$141,065-36%3101$455$365,353,62019Universal
4We're the Millers$74,049-40%358-197$207$149,681,84614Warner Bros. / New Line
5Elysium$51,470-25%192154$268$92,748,40714Sony / TriStar
6Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters$49,945-35%216-35$231$67,707,24214Fox
7Prisoners$48,685-40%225-240$216$60,269,0888Warner Bros.
8Machete Kills$40,530-36%212-51$191$7,949,1475Open Road
9Lee Daniels' The Butler$39,709-37%214-98$186$115,300,15513Weinstein Company
10Rush (2013)$34,445-38%164-139$210$26,751,2998Universal
11Insidious Chapter 2$33,750-48%229-324$147$83,050,5309FilmDistrict
12Diana$29,672-16%10062$297$193,5322eOne Films US
13Grown Ups 2$24,973-37%111-37$225$133,586,66018Sony / Columbia
14Baggage Claim$23,134-53%135-159$171$21,384,0737Fox Searchlight
15Runner Runner$11,217-34%119-118$94$19,242,0846Fox

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Nov. 10 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Dallas Buyers Club$192,088-30%3526$5,488$993,0882Focus
2The Book Thief$33,237-28%4--$8,309$105,0051Fox
3Don Jon$31,434-28%92-89$342$24,077,9997Relativity Media
4Pulling Strings$19,8761%76-33$262$5,782,3956Lionsgate / Pantelion
5The Smurfs 2$18,128-27%94-41$193$70,948,91715Sony / Columbia
6Turbo$17,459-28%62-7$282$82,871,89617Fox / DreamWorks Animation
7I'm in Love with a Church Girl$16,308-39%74-169$220$2,165,7474High Top Releasing
8Instructions Not Included$14,003-8%52-84$269$44,194,96611Lionsgate / Pantelion
9The Wolverine$13,714-32%77-42$178$132,425,01816Fox
10The Family (2013)$6,154-40%57-30$108$36,623,0449Relativity Media
11Grace Unplugged$5,190-33%37-44$140$2,480,9576Roadside Attractions
12In a World...$3,958-28%18-4$220$2,927,33714Roadside Attractions
13Reaching for the Moon$3,712-47%2--$1,856$14,5731Wolfe Releasing
14Spinning Plates$3,640-37%60$607$57,7293The Film Arcade
15The Heat$2,616-42%28-14$93$159,532,29820Fox
16The Spectacular Now$1,542-36%12-6$129$6,846,34515A24
17The World's End$1,329-53%9-7$148$25,982,54712Focus
18Big Sur$1,279-23%5-8$256$29,8582Ketchup Entertainment
19Romeo and Juliet (2013)$894-6%21-1$43$1,124,8055Relativity Media
20Approved for Adoption$85125%1--$851$4,0141GKIDS
21Long Shot: The Kevin Laue Story (2013 re-issue)$765-29%32$255$22,5953Cinepix
22Linsanity$62226%3-1$207$268,9416Ketchup Entertainment
23The Wicker Man: The Final Cut$373-62%3-2$124$52,5457Rialto Pictures