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, Jun. 27 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jun. 27 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Transformers: Age of Extinction$41,868,135--4,233--$9,891$41,868,1351Paramount
222 Jump Street$5,135,43175%3,426120$1,499$129,572,3233Sony / Columbia
3How to Train Your Dragon 2$4,120,78931%3,750-518$1,099$112,835,3213Fox / DreamWorks Animation
4Think Like a Man Too$3,383,399108%2,2250$1,521$41,151,7592Sony / Screen Gems
5Maleficent$2,598,65149%3,073-377$846$196,232,0415Disney
6Jersey Boys$2,259,43861%2,9050$778$21,991,9242Warner Bros.
7The Fault in Our Stars$1,848,10037%2,845-495$650$106,593,1184Fox
8Edge of Tomorrow$1,603,87168%2,535-677$633$80,548,5034Warner Bros.
9X-Men: Days of Future Past$966,47142%2,014-667$480$221,059,9436Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Jun. 27 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Chef$435,20389%801-160$543$18,191,2528Open Road
2Godzilla (2014)$297,71033%750-615$397$196,382,8107Warner Bros.
3Neighbors (2014)$247,40560%510-523$485$146,702,7908Universal
4Blended$181,71743%475-367$383$43,134,5066Warner Bros.
5A Million Ways to Die in the West$169,255-4%483-934$350$41,328,2105Universal
6Rio 2$140,72574%32212$437$127,843,85912Fox
7The Amazing Spider-Man 2$96,63726%274-160$353$199,959,7189Sony / Columbia
8Belle$71,49530%175-69$409$9,471,6879Fox Searchlight
9Heaven is for Real$70,611129%21110$335$90,009,16111Sony / TriStar
10The Grand Seduction$67,36672%119-5$566$1,993,0365eOne Films US
11Divergent$62,74634%210-79$299$150,411,42215Lionsgate / Summit
12The Other Woman (2014)$50,07832%195-36$257$83,292,18510Fox
13The LEGO Movie$48,96622%33520$146$256,902,69221Warner Bros.
14Words and Pictures$37,85020%105-70$360$1,633,2126Roadside Attractions
15Moms' Night Out$28,077302%11767$240$10,220,8588Sony / TriStar
16Mr. Peabody & Sherman$26,0966%141-38$185$110,963,65617Fox / DreamWorks Animation
17The Signal (2014)$20,38114%180-24$113$506,6693Focus

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Jun. 27 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$48,10110%410$1,173$3,449,74913Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Snowpiercer$45,852--8--$5,732$45,8521RADiUS-TWC
3Begin Again$43,303--5--$8,661$43,3031Weinstein Company
4The Grand Budapest Hotel$31,71969%90-22$352$58,462,06017Fox Searchlight
5Brick Mansions$23,461363%31-29$757$20,328,71710Relativity Media
6God's Not Dead$18,21217%90-22$202$60,563,30615Freestyle / Pure Flix
7The Immigrant$17,91413%61-49$294$1,934,1477Weinstein Company
8America (2014)$12,364--3--$4,121$12,3641Lionsgate
9Fed Up$7,1220%32-15$223$1,437,0978RADiUS-TWC
10Yves Saint Laurent$6,95343%2--$3,477$18,6071Weinstein Company
11Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon$5,559-3%31-15$179$157,2664RADiUS-TWC
12The Railway Man$4,282-32%38-46$113$4,395,19112Weinstein Company
13Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return$3,210-62%21-31$153$8,427,2708Clarius Entertainment
14Radio Free Albemuth$1,773--10--$177$1,7731Freestyle Releasing
15The Hornet's Nest$152-7%2-1$76$306,3828Freestyle Releasing
16The Unknown Known$150305%1-1$150$276,10613RADiUS-TWC