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 Fri, Dec. 13 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Dec. 13 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug$31,190,587--3,903--$7,991$31,190,5871Warner Bros. / New Line
2Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas$5,748,584--2,194--$2,620$5,748,5841Lionsgate
3Frozen (2013)$5,097,211197%3,716-26$1,372$147,301,2844Disney
4The Hunger Games: Catching Fire$4,105,897127%3,563-600$1,152$347,937,8944Lionsgate
5Thor: The Dark World$801,58698%2,264-810$354$196,227,2756Disney
6Out of the Furnace$756,058102%2,1010$360$7,904,5202Relativity Media
7Delivery Man$616,569105%2,041-864$302$26,739,2534Disney / DreamWorks
8The Book Thief$539,12493%1,158-158$466$13,740,8926Fox
9Homefront$500,03257%2,102-468$238$17,300,9013Open Road

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Dec. 13 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Philomena$563,29494%8350$675$9,826,2724Weinstein Company
2Dallas Buyers Club$332,522102%574-160$579$13,459,3877Focus
3The Best Man Holiday$331,92091%922-655$360$68,295,9255Universal
4Nebraska$266,944318%250137$1,068$2,732,9435Paramount Vantage
5Gravity$215,25255%503-397$428$252,248,86011Warner Bros.
612 Years a Slave$205,37617%497-585$413$35,837,0649Fox Searchlight
7Last Vegas$182,65637%726-813$252$61,333,8787CBS Films
8Captain Phillips$83,80344%323-317$259$103,810,66110Sony / Columbia
9Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa$78,53136%456-701$172$100,374,1238Paramount
10Ender's Game$59,44940%331-277$180$60,366,0417Lionsgate / Summit
11All Is Lost$44,932153%263116$171$5,592,0019Roadside Attractions
12Black Nativity$39,724-44%260-1265$153$6,774,2103Fox Searchlight
13Despicable Me 2$31,220175%223-29$140$367,243,27024Universal
14About Time$28,60013%143-123$200$15,129,7137Universal
15Escape Plan$25,651535%16786$154$24,652,7469Lionsgate / Summit
16Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2$24,084164%175-137$138$115,334,43012Sony / Columbia
17Free Birds$20,62916%283-919$73$53,901,6627Relativity Media
18Oldboy (2013)$10,126-71%151-432$67$2,139,1393FilmDistrict
19Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters$9,670155%123-17$79$68,342,98819Fox

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Dec. 13 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1American Hustle$210,910--6--$35,152$210,9101Sony / Columbia
2Saving Mr. Banks$126,142--15--$8,409$126,1421Disney
3Inside Llewyn Davis$96,979181%1511$6,465$650,5112CBS Films
4Enough Said$13,05994%72-22$181$17,332,95013Fox Searchlight
5Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom$9,92749%40$2,482$215,9223Weinstein Company
6Don Jon$9,21927%92-33$100$24,400,90312Relativity Media
7Lee Daniels' The Butler$7,382-81%61-946$121$116,080,00718Weinstein Company
8Insidious Chapter 2$7,27476%99-23$73$83,553,29314FilmDistrict
9The Counselor$4,79759%60-11$80$16,911,4578Fox
10The Family (2013)$3,9277%56-40$70$36,877,64414Relativity Media
11Big Sur$289--2--$145$35,3617Ketchup Entertainment
12Linsanity$6-99%2--$3$298,18411Ketchup Entertainment