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, Dec. 8 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Dec. 8 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Frozen (2013)$9,829,173-35%3,7420$2,627$134,253,6663Disney
2The Hunger Games: Catching Fire$6,487,230-46%4,1630$1,558$335,850,8423Lionsgate
3Thor: The Dark World$1,242,588-45%3,074-212$404$193,711,1875Disney
4Out of the Furnace$1,213,038-43%2,101--$577$5,247,3641Relativity Media
5Homefront$908,101-40%2,5700$353$15,328,8302Open Road
6Delivery Man$896,044-48%2,905-131$308$24,767,3263Disney / DreamWorks
7The Book Thief$678,796-43%1,31682$516$12,000,6785Fox
8The Best Man Holiday$567,720-55%1,577-140$360$67,175,5054Universal
9Last Vegas$316,961-45%1,539-315$206$60,586,9426CBS Films
1012 Years a Slave$305,889-42%1,082-83$283$35,019,0798Fox Searchlight
11Black Nativity$231,871-55%1,5259$152$6,404,7602Fox Searchlight
12Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa$190,893-51%1,157-346$165$100,020,9137Paramount
13Free Birds$117,161-29%1,202-1085$97$53,789,3456Relativity Media
14Lee Daniels' The Butler$73,336-40%1,007936$73$115,922,17517Weinstein Company

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Dec. 8 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Philomena$566,572-44%8350$679$8,167,9763Weinstein Company
2Dallas Buyers Club$389,198-44%73438$530$12,453,9936Focus
3Gravity$303,233-47%900-116$337$251,486,53310Warner Bros.
4Nebraska$130,111-49%11311$1,151$2,238,7574Paramount Vantage
5Ender's Game$125,474-44%608-235$206$60,119,7156Lionsgate / Summit
6Captain Phillips$119,859-50%640-167$187$103,500,5789Sony / Columbia
7Oldboy (2013)$87,959-29%5830$151$1,956,6712FilmDistrict
8About Time$59,850-40%266-65$225$15,001,3786Universal
9Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2$50,463-36%312-395$162$115,269,29511Sony / Columbia
10Despicable Me 2$49,140-41%252-19$195$367,157,95523Universal
11All Is Lost$29,430-41%147-7$200$5,486,1698Roadside Attractions
12Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters$16,147-40%140-23$115$68,316,15818Fox
13Don Jon$15,559-25%12599$124$24,360,78911Relativity Media
14Insidious Chapter 2$12,791-45%122-18$105$83,529,39213FilmDistrict

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Dec. 8 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Inside Llewyn Davis$122,747-23%4--$30,687$405,4111CBS Films
2Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom$22,638-32%40$5,660$181,1102Weinstein Company
3Enough Said$16,597-47%94-27$177$17,292,84112Fox Searchlight
4Instructions Not Included$12,649-11%46-22$275$44,456,50915Lionsgate / Pantelion
5Escape Plan$9,675-41%81-60$119$24,610,1448Lionsgate / Summit
6The Family (2013)$8,233-33%96-34$86$36,858,97813Relativity Media
7The Counselor$6,801-28%71-7$96$16,894,1277Fox
8Twice Born$4,909-17%10--$491$14,9471eOne Films US
9Gori Tere Pyaar Mein$647-54%6-50$108$341,4043Reliance Entertainment