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, Aug. 23 - Sun, Aug. 25

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Lee Daniels' The Butler$16,500,000-33%3,110177$5,305$51,756,8132Weinstein Company
2We're the Millers$13,300,000-26%3,445120$3,861$91,540,1993Warner Bros. / New Line
3The World's End$9,500,000--1,549--$6,133$9,500,0001Focus
4The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones$9,200,000--3,118--$2,951$13,951,4021Sony / Screen Gems
5Planes$8,700,000-35%3,378-338$2,575$59,724,6953Disney
6You're Next$7,800,000--2,437--$3,201$7,800,0001Lionsgate
7Elysium$7,200,000-47%2,913-371$2,472$69,153,9383Sony / TriStar
8Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters$5,000,000-43%2,730-350$1,832$48,146,4533Fox
9Blue Jasmine$4,200,00083%1,2371008$3,395$14,698,8025Sony Pictures Classics
10Kick-Ass 2$4,100,000-69%2,9455$1,392$22,253,1352Universal
112 Guns$3,300,000-43%1,841-630$1,793$65,294,1704Universal
12Jobs$3,000,000-55%2,3810$1,260$12,143,2872Open Road
13The Smurfs 2$2,700,000-43%1,852-497$1,458$62,516,1184Sony / Columbia
14Despicable Me 2$2,600,000-33%1,402-416$1,854$350,700,4208Universal
15The Wolverine$2,500,000-45%1,449-609$1,725$125,095,6765Fox

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