Grosses

'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' Leads Again on Wednesday with $3.89 MillionJuly 24, 2014 07:15 AM

by Shawn Robbins

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes added $3.9 million yesterday for a 42 percent week-to-week decline, giving the sequel $152.4 million domestically in its first 13 days. Apes is running 33 percent ahead of the pace of its 2011 predecessor.

Universal reports that The Purge: Anarchy posted $2.6 million on Wednesday, off 28 percent from the day before. The thriller sequel has tallied $39.3 million in its first 6 days, or 6 percent less than its 2013 predecessor.

Planes: Fire and Rescue dropped just 9 percent to earn $2.1 million on Wednesday. The animated Disney sequel has totaled $23.8 million in its first 6 days, 20.5 percent less than last year's first flick.

Sex Tape accounted for $1.5 million yesterday, giving it a 6-day haul of $19.65 million. The R-rated comedy is lagging behind the pace of 2011's Bad Teacher by 54 percent.

Rounding out the top five, Transformers: Age of Extinction slid 39 percent from last week to $1.2 million yesterday. Michael Bay's fourth franchise entry has amassed $230.8 million domestically up to this point, overtaking X-Men: Days of Future Past ($230.79 million) as this summer's top domestic grosser so far.

Early Weekend Estimates (Domestic) Fri, Jun. 28 - Sun, Jun. 30

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Monsters University$47,600,000-42%4,0040$11,888$172,425,4482Disney
2The Heat$36,750,000--3,181--$11,553$36,750,0001Fox
3World War Z$29,250,000-56%3,6070$8,109$123,172,2942Paramount
4White House Down$24,750,000--3,222--$7,682$24,750,0001Sony / Columbia
5Man of Steel$20,300,000-51%4,131-76$4,914$248,140,1063Warner Bros.
6Now You See Me$5,800,000-26%2,564-259$2,262$104,980,5915Lionsgate / Summit
7Fast & Furious 6$2,300,000-53%1,550-867$1,484$233,202,7706Universal
8The Internship$1,300,000-62%1,008-908$1,290$41,580,0864Fox
9The Purge$1,200,000-67%1,122-1079$1,070$62,762,7204Universal

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Epic$850,000-53%774-1220$1,098$103,039,5256Fox
2The Bling Ring$780,000-61%630-20$1,238$4,293,3053A24
3The Croods$440,000-13%307-17$1,433$184,392,27015Fox / DreamWorks Animation
4The East$250,000-32%185-10$1,351$1,635,0645Fox Searchlight

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Iron Man 3$1,400,000-37%0-924--$405,432,0569Disney