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, Nov. 15 - Sun, Nov. 17

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Thor: The Dark World$38,454,000-55%3,8410$10,011$146,965,1142Disney
2The Best Man Holiday$30,600,000--2,024--$15,119$30,600,0001Universal
3Last Vegas$8,865,000-20%3,237155$2,739$46,957,9833CBS Films
4Free Birds$8,300,000-25%3,510-226$2,365$42,218,2053Relativity Media
5Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa$7,670,000-32%3,1903$2,404$90,201,6384Paramount
6Gravity$6,280,000-26%2,560-160$2,453$240,555,6147Warner Bros.
7Ender's Game$6,200,000-40%3,236-171$1,916$53,776,5843Lionsgate / Summit
812 Years a Slave$4,700,000-30%1,411267$3,331$24,948,7855Fox Searchlight
9Captain Phillips$4,500,000-21%2,626-20$1,714$97,617,4586Sony / Columbia
10About Time$3,462,000-27%1,28080$2,705$11,567,6483Universal
11Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2$1,950,000-30%1,645-191$1,185$113,016,4988Sony / Columbia

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Dallas Buyers Club$1,784,924179%184149$9,701$3,045,8603Focus
2All Is Lost$978,805-13%48384$2,027$4,281,4095Roadside Attractions
3Carrie (2013)$575,000-55%933-579$616$35,045,9115Sony / Screen Gems
4Escape Plan$550,000-35%687-362$801$24,123,5535Lionsgate / Summit
5Enough Said$510,000-20%393-36$1,298$16,592,7149Fox Searchlight
6Despicable Me 2$415,000-13%305-5$1,361$365,940,67020Universal
7The Counselor$350,000-57%481-541$728$16,582,2514Fox
8Blue Is the Warmest Color$274,00010%10837$2,537$1,150,9854IFC Films
9Rush (2013)$103,000-16%131-33$786$26,911,7349Universal
10Lee Daniels' The Butler$101,000-28%176-38$574$115,473,94814Weinstein Company
11Insidious Chapter 2$99,000-30%167-62$593$83,189,29610FilmDistrict

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Book Thief$425,000305%2925$14,655$568,5182Fox
2Nebraska$140,000--4--$35,000$140,0001Paramount Vantage
3Kill Your Darlings$128,96255%7139$1,816$499,0555Sony Pictures Classics
4The Christmas Candle$75,584--5--$15,117$75,5841EchoLight Studios
5Blue Jasmine$66,610-19%52-8$1,281$32,619,79017Sony Pictures Classics
6Diana$52,777-42%82-18$644$295,9193eOne Films US
7The Armstrong Lie$37,61530%1813$2,090$77,7452Sony Pictures Classics
8Instructions Not Included$33,000-10%47-5$702$44,241,26012Lionsgate / Pantelion
9Wadjda$29,973-48%40-19$749$1,284,29510Sony Pictures Classics
10Pulling Strings$29,000-42%760$382$5,830,3787Lionsgate / Pantelion
11The Great Beauty$23,000--1--$23,000$23,0001Janus Films
12I'm in Love with a Church Girl$21,000-62%55-19$382$2,206,8525High Top Releasing
13American Promise$12,95058%63$2,158$94,0105Rada Film Group
14The Broken Circle Breakdown$12,840128%64$2,140$30,6513Tribeca Film
15Spinning Plates$11,315-12%60$1,886$76,1354The Film Arcade
16Inequality for All$11,195-53%20-17$560$1,146,8748RADiUS-TWC
17Charlie Countryman$8,579--15--$572$8,5791Millennium Entertainment
18Go for Sisters$7,75029%20$3,875$16,4252Variance Films
19Dear Mr. Watterson$6,820--4--$1,705$6,8201Submarine Deluxe
2020 Feet from Stardom$6,16719%73$881$4,763,46023RADiUS-TWC
21Casting By$6,110--1--$6,110$17,8603Submarine Deluxe
22The World's End$3,937-39%8-1$492$25,989,87513Focus