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.

Weekend domestic gross

YearWeekendTop 10 GrossChg. LY%Total GrossChg. LY% Top movie of the week
198330 (Jul 29 - Jul 31) - 1983$46,706,3739%$52,141,8982%Vacation
198430 (Jul 27 - Jul 29) - 1984$42,855,254-8%$49,268,852-6%Purple Rain
198530 (Jul 26 - Jul 28) - 1985$47,235,33410%$53,510,6759%European Vacation
198630 (Jul 25 - Jul 27) - 1986$42,300,445-10%$52,310,850-2%Aliens
198730 (Jul 24 - Jul 26) - 1987$44,768,1926%$57,395,64810%RoboCop (1987)
198830 (Jul 22 - Jul 24) - 1988$57,131,50528%$65,665,02714%Who Framed Roger Rabbit
198930 (Jul 28 - Jul 30) - 1989$61,417,4728%$70,306,0447%Turner & Hooch
199030 (Jul 27 - Jul 29) - 1990$63,533,0623%$71,283,4441%Presumed Innocent
199130 (Jul 26 - Jul 28) - 1991$53,146,128-16%$62,543,696-12%Terminator 2: Judgment Day
199230 (Jul 24 - Jul 26) - 1992$50,517,432-5%$55,397,474-11%Mo' Money
199330 (Jul 23 - Jul 25) - 1993$78,336,05755%$86,754,57557%Poetic Justice
199430 (Jul 29 - Jul 31) - 1994$96,043,84823%$98,670,37814%The Mask
199530 (Jul 28 - Jul 30) - 1995$76,994,360-20%$85,514,502-13%Waterworld
199630 (Jul 26 - Jul 28) - 1996$67,549,148-12%$83,162,583-3%A Time to Kill
199730 (Jul 25 - Jul 27) - 1997$101,319,31150%$106,386,84928%Air Force One
199830 (Jul 24 - Jul 26) - 1998$110,550,7589%$119,166,11512%Saving Private Ryan
199930 (Jul 23 - Jul 25) - 1999$106,340,269-4%$133,444,14812%The Haunting
200030 (Jul 28 - Jul 30) - 2000$117,341,62610%$131,949,598-1%Nutty Professor II: The Klumps
200130 (Jul 27 - Jul 29) - 2001$140,387,11720%$153,313,28316%Planet of the Apes (2001)
200230 (Jul 26 - Jul 28) - 2002$129,689,326-8%$151,844,003-1%Austin Powers in Goldmember
200330 (Jul 25 - Jul 27) - 2003$142,802,22110%$158,797,9965%Spy Kids 3D: Game Over
200430 (Jul 23 - Jul 25) - 2004$135,184,188-5%$153,171,707-4%The Bourne Supremacy
200530 (Jul 29 - Jul 31) - 2005$105,171,776-22%$123,186,275-20%Wedding Crashers
200630 (Jul 28 - Jul 30) - 2006$108,846,7133%$131,339,3637%Miami Vice
200730 (Jul 27 - Jul 29) - 2007$169,492,21456%$184,922,84841%The Simpsons Movie
200830 (Jul 25 - Jul 27) - 2008$170,702,8271%$180,873,931-2%The Dark Knight
200930 (Jul 24 - Jul 26) - 2009$138,205,841-19%$151,477,403-16%G-Force
201030 (Jul 23 - Jul 25) - 2010$150,757,3929%$162,198,5827%Inception
201130 (Jul 29 - Jul 31) - 2011$167,881,02911%$179,927,55211%Cowboys & Aliens
201230 (Jul 27 - Jul 29) - 2012$124,187,763-26%$134,399,535-25%The Dark Knight Rises
201330 (Jul 26 - Jul 28) - 2013$151,703,40022%$172,384,58028%The Wolverine