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.

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