Grosses

'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' Leads Again on Wednesday with $3.89 MillionJuly 24, 2014 07:15 AM

by Shawn Robbins

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes added $3.9 million yesterday for a 42 percent week-to-week decline, giving the sequel $152.4 million domestically in its first 13 days. Apes is running 33 percent ahead of the pace of its 2011 predecessor.

Universal reports that The Purge: Anarchy posted $2.6 million on Wednesday, off 28 percent from the day before. The thriller sequel has tallied $39.3 million in its first 6 days, or 6 percent less than its 2013 predecessor.

Planes: Fire and Rescue dropped just 9 percent to earn $2.1 million on Wednesday. The animated Disney sequel has totaled $23.8 million in its first 6 days, 20.5 percent less than last year's first flick.

Sex Tape accounted for $1.5 million yesterday, giving it a 6-day haul of $19.65 million. The R-rated comedy is lagging behind the pace of 2011's Bad Teacher by 54 percent.

Rounding out the top five, Transformers: Age of Extinction slid 39 percent from last week to $1.2 million yesterday. Michael Bay's fourth franchise entry has amassed $230.8 million domestically up to this point, overtaking X-Men: Days of Future Past ($230.79 million) as this summer's top domestic grosser so far.

Weekly domestic gross

YearWeekTop 10 GrossChg. LY%Total GrossChg. LY% Top movie of the week
200029 (Jul 21 - Jul 27)$182,192,677118%$212,808,000--What Lies Beneath
200129 (Jul 20 - Jul 26)$150,794,990-17%$220,289,0004%Jurassic Park III
200229 (Jul 19 - Jul 25)$140,889,007-7%$183,471,000-17%Stuart Little 2
200329 (Jul 18 - Jul 24)$206,405,26547%$232,965,00027%Bad Boys II
200429 (Jul 16 - Jul 22)$201,107,939-3%$231,169,000-1%I, Robot
200529 (Jul 22 - Jul 28)$189,373,557-6%$216,448,000-6%Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
200629 (Jul 21 - Jul 27)$201,170,3046%$222,184,0003%Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
200729 (Jul 20 - Jul 26)$221,831,72110%$240,081,0008%I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry
200829 (Jul 18 - Jul 24)$383,400,11773%$399,868,00067%The Dark Knight
200929 (Jul 17 - Jul 23)$228,654,114-40%$247,159,000-38%Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
201029 (Jul 16 - Jul 22)$265,582,73816%$279,861,00013%Inception
201129 (Jul 22 - Jul 28)$265,250,2290%$286,023,0002%Captain America: The First Avenger
201229 (Jul 20 - Jul 26)$323,341,78922%$339,882,00019%The Dark Knight Rises
201329 (Jul 19 - Jul 25)$263,954,181-18%$296,861,000-13%The Conjuring
201429 (Jul 18 - Jul 24)$178,521,253-32%$203,550,000-31%Dawn of The Planet of The Apes