'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' Still Atop on Thursday with $3.3 MillionJuly 25, 2014 07:10 AM

by Shawn Robbins

Fox reports that Dawn of the Planet of the Apes took in $3.3 million on Thursday, off 43 percent from the same day last week. The sequel has amassed an impressive $155.7 million domestically in its first two weeks, pacing 32.5 percent ahead of its 2011 predecessor.

Universal's The Purge: Anarchy posted $2.1 million yesterday to give it a one-week sum of $41.4 million. That's about 5 percent behind where the original film stood at the same point in release, although still an overall healthy total for the follow-up.

Disney reports that Planes: Fire and Rescue grossed $2.0 million on Thursday. The animated sequel has tallied $25.8 million in its first seven days, or about 19 percent less than its 2013 predecessor at the same point.

Sony's Sex Tape bagged $1.26 million yesterday, giving it $20.9 million through 7 days of release. Unfortunately, the R-rated comedy is trailing fellow Cameron Diaz-Jason Segel flick Bad Teacher by 54 percent.

Rounding out the top five, Transformers: Age of Extinction posted $0.95 million on Thursday to give it a 46 percent week-to-week drop and a new domestic cume of $231.75 million. The sequel surpassed X-Men: Days of Future Past on Wednesday to become this summer's top grossing film so far. It currently leads Captain America: The Winter Soldier by 1 percent at the same point in release, and Transformers: Dark of the Moon by 30 percent.

Early Weekend Estimates (Domestic) Fri, Mar. 21 - Sun, Mar. 23

Wide (1000+)

1Divergent$54,000,000--3,936--$13,720$54,000,0001Lionsgate / Summit
2Muppets Most Wanted$17,500,000--3,194--$5,479$17,500,0001Disney
3Mr. Peabody & Sherman$11,500,000-47%3,607-344$3,188$80,802,3843Fox / DreamWorks Animation
4300: Rise of an Empire$8,200,000-57%3,085-405$2,658$93,288,1193Warner Bros.
5Need For Speed$7,500,000-58%3,1150$2,408$30,123,8832Disney / DreamWorks
6Non-Stop (2014)$6,300,000-41%2,945-238$2,139$78,574,7304Universal
7The LEGO Movie$3,900,000-49%2,501-539$1,559$243,136,6747Warner Bros.
8Tyler Perry’s The Single Moms Club$3,100,000-62%1,8960$1,635$12,910,0242Lionsgate
9Son of God$2,500,000-55%2,139-851$1,169$55,449,6484Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

1God's Not Dead$8,000,000--780--$10,256$8,000,0001Freestyle / Pure Flix
2The Grand Budapest Hotel$6,200,00070%304238$20,395$12,410,5193Fox Searchlight

Platform (1 — 99)

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