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.

Studio Weekend Estimates (Domestic) Fri, Jan. 18 - Sun, Jan. 20

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Mama$28,123,000--2,647--$10,624$28,123,0001Universal
2Zero Dark Thirty$17,600,000-28%2,9469$5,974$55,944,7575Sony / Columbia
3Silver Linings Playbook$11,351,000126%2,5231713$4,499$55,310,27010Weinstein Company
4Gangster Squad$9,110,000-47%3,1030$2,936$32,220,0602Warner Bros.
5Broken City$9,000,000--2,620--$3,435$9,000,0001Fox
6A Haunted House$8,330,000-54%2,1600$3,856$29,943,1792Open Road
7Django Unchained$8,243,000-25%2,516-496$3,276$138,361,7354Weinstein Company
8Les Miserables (2012)$7,800,000-19%2,579-348$3,024$130,358,0204Universal
9The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey$6,405,000-30%2,323-689$2,757$287,394,7416Warner Bros. / New Line
10The Last Stand$6,300,000--2,913--$2,163$6,300,0001Lionsgate
11Lincoln$5,395,000-15%2,174147$2,482$160,531,07911Disney / DreamWorks
12Parental Guidance$4,250,000-30%2,337-620$1,819$66,275,1544Fox
13Life of Pi$3,400,00026%1,256499$2,707$99,237,3059Fox
14Jack Reacher$2,445,000-49%1,707-1000$1,432$76,622,3335Paramount
15This is 40$2,200,000-50%1,232-1088$1,786$65,081,0005Universal
16Texas Chainsaw 3D$1,400,000-73%1,474-1185$950$33,592,9383Lionsgate
17Wreck-It Ralph$1,294,00097%1,312836$986$180,801,30412Disney

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Impossible$2,530,0000%88678$2,856$10,246,5655Lionsgate / Summit
2Argo$2,440,00094%756135$3,228$114,961,55415Warner Bros.
3Skyfall$1,050,000-33%507-316$2,071$300,937,07411Sony / Columbia
4Monsters, Inc. 3D$756,000-56%565-562$1,338$31,696,5155Disney
5The Guilt Trip$615,000-68%642-964$958$35,707,5845Paramount
6Rise of The Guardians$555,000-48%474-431$1,171$99,491,3639Paramount / DreamWorks
7Hyde Park on Hudson$428,452-29%194-52$2,209$4,869,9857Focus
8The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2$345,000-47%306-236$1,127$290,725,02310Lionsgate / Summit
9Flight$289,00095%300150$963$93,093,45512Paramount
10Rust and Bone$246,83532%16889$1,469$1,484,3779Sony Pictures Classics
11Red Dawn (2012)$218,000102%24924$876$44,290,9389FilmDistrict
12Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away$210,000-54%265-165$792$12,160,0065Paramount
13Anna Karenina (2012)$156,795-32%117-27$1,340$12,226,68910Focus
14Promised Land (2012)$130,111-90%134-1513$971$7,542,1974Focus
15Pitch Perfect$69,000-32%125-29$552$64,896,22817Universal

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Amour$413,26161%3621$11,479$1,184,9565Sony Pictures Classics
2Quartet$320,000579%3230$10,000$392,0772Weinstein Company
3LUV$90,000--45--$2,000$90,0001Indomina Media
4The Perks of Being A Wallflower$47,000-30%73-27$644$17,654,93918Lionsgate / Summit
5Searching For Sugar Man$32,02923%275$1,186$3,138,42126Sony Pictures Classics
6Chasing Ice$29,746--39--$763$1,000,46711Submarine Deluxe
7Playing For Keeps (2012)$19,000-41%58-49$328$12,936,7367FilmDistrict
8Holy Motors$11,394--6--$1,899$612,16814Indomina Releasing
9West of Memphis$8,340195%97$927$56,1844Sony Pictures Classics
10Not Fade Away$6,000-85%56-121$107$604,8105Paramount Vantage