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.

Daily domestic gross

DateDayDay no.Top 10 GrossLW%Total Daily GrossTop movie of the day
Jul 10Thu191$13,244,537-56%$15,269,604Transformers: Age of Extinction
Jul 01Tue182$21,751,9616%$22,731,905Transformers: Age of Extinction
Jul 02Wed183$26,989,87063%$29,658,911Transformers: Age of Extinction
Jul 03Thu184$29,853,611109%$33,256,600Transformers: Age of Extinction
Jul 04Fri185$33,498,583-48%$37,913,006Transformers: Age of Extinction
Jul 05Sat186$46,425,414-23%$52,341,800Transformers: Age of Extinction
Jul 06Sun187$35,421,549-24%$39,914,587Transformers: Age of Extinction
Jul 07Mon188$15,959,089-25%$17,995,188Transformers: Age of Extinction
Jul 08Tue189$18,554,711-15%$20,885,785Transformers: Age of Extinction
Jul 09Wed190$13,920,000-48%$15,968,603Transformers: Age of Extinction
Jul 18Fri199$45,048,634-4%$49,465,760The Purge: Anarchy
Jul 11Fri192$46,710,96539%$51,067,184Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
Jul 12Sat193$50,185,2108%$56,114,075Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
Jul 13Sun194$36,947,0194%$40,880,252Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
Jul 14Mon195$16,898,5496%$18,902,656Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
Jul 15Tue196$21,196,21814%$23,627,030Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
Jul 16Wed197$15,749,62913%$17,865,330Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
Jul 17Thu198$13,073,435-1%$14,872,336Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
Jul 19Sat200$49,629,195-1%$56,056,470Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
Jul 20Sun201$35,872,742-3%$40,211,593Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
Jul 21Mon202$15,140,097-10%$17,129,196Dawn of The Planet of The Apes