Grosses

'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' Remains #1 on Tuesday with $5.08MJuly 23, 2014 12:32 PM

by Daniel Garris

Fox's Dawn of the Planet of the Apes led the way on Tuesday with $5.08 million. The critically acclaimed 3D sci-fi action sequel has now led the daily box office for eleven of the past twelve days. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes was up 21 percent over Monday and down a respectable 47 percent from last Tuesday. The twelve-day total for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes stands at $148.49 million. That is ahead of pre-release expectations and places the film an impressive 32 percent ahead of the $112.34 million twelve-day take of 2011's Rise of the Planet of the Apes.

Universal's The Purge: Anarchy held steady in second place with $3.56 million. The sequel to last year's break-out horror film was up 7 percent over Monday. While that represented the day's poorest daily percentage hold among wide releases, it also represented a far stronger first Tuesday hold than that of last year's The Purge (which fell 19 percent on its first Tuesday to gross $2.69 million). With a five-day start of $36.70 million, The Purge: Anarchy is now running just 8 percent behind the $40.06 million five-day take of The Purge.

Planes: Fire and Rescue took in $2.33 million to remain in third. The modestly budgeted computer animated sequel from Disney was up a healthy 26 percent over Monday. Planes: Fire and Rescue has grossed $21.69 million through five days. That is a bit below expectations and is 22 percent softer than the $27.81 million five-day take of last year's Planes. 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$1.97 million. The comedy starring Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel finally showed some signs of stabilizing as it was up 27 percent over Monday. Sex Tape has grossed a significantly poorer than expected $18.13 million through five days of release. That places the film a very disappointing 54 percent behind the $39.53 million five-day start of 2011's Bad Teacher.

Transformers: Age of Extinction rounded out Tuesday's unchanged top five with $1.44 million. The fourth installment of Paramount's sci-fi action franchise was up 23 percent over Monday and down 44 percent from last Tuesday. Transformers: Age of Extinction has grossed $229.62 million through 26 days. That currently ranks the film as the fourth highest grossing release of 2014 thus far domestically and the film will soon pass by 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 22Tue203$18,210,044-14%$20,608,523Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
Jul 21Mon202$15,140,097-10%$17,129,196Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
Jul 20Sun201$35,872,742-3%$40,211,593Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
Jul 19Sat200$49,629,195-1%$56,056,470Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
Jul 18Fri199$45,048,634-4%$49,465,760The Purge: Anarchy
Jul 17Thu198$13,073,435-1%$14,872,336Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
Jul 16Wed197$15,749,62913%$17,865,330Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
Jul 15Tue196$21,196,21814%$23,627,030Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
Jul 14Mon195$16,898,5496%$18,902,656Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
Jul 13Sun194$36,947,0194%$40,880,252Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
Jul 12Sat193$50,185,2108%$56,114,075Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
Jul 11Fri192$46,710,96539%$51,067,184Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
Jul 10Thu191$13,244,537-56%$15,269,604Transformers: Age of Extinction
Jul 09Wed190$13,920,000-48%$15,968,603Transformers: Age of Extinction
Jul 08Tue189$18,554,711-15%$20,885,785Transformers: Age of Extinction
Jul 07Mon188$15,959,089-25%$17,995,188Transformers: Age of Extinction
Jul 06Sun187$35,421,549-24%$39,914,587Transformers: Age of Extinction
Jul 05Sat186$46,425,414-23%$52,341,800Transformers: Age of Extinction
Jul 04Fri185$33,498,583-48%$37,913,006Transformers: Age of Extinction
Jul 03Thu184$29,853,611109%$33,256,600Transformers: Age of Extinction
Jul 02Wed183$26,989,87063%$29,658,911Transformers: Age of Extinction
Jul 01Tue182$21,751,9616%$22,731,905Transformers: Age of Extinction