Grosses

'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.

Monthly domestic gross

MonthTotal Gross% of yearAvg.Top movieGross% of total
July$737,075,00012%4,946,809Dawn of The Planet of The Apes$155,688,62921%
June$1,042,650,00018%5,890,678Maleficent$153,403,45015%
May$1,008,170,00017%5,479,185The Amazing Spider-Man 2$191,644,38319%
April$771,090,00013%4,101,543Captain America: The Winter Soldier$228,529,86730%
March$805,190,00014%4,328,978300: Rise of an Empire$101,448,84313%
February$700,030,00012%4,294,663The LEGO Movie$192,721,99428%
January$893,270,00015%5,413,758Lone Survivor$99,822,73311%
Totals$5,957,475,000