'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.

Weekend Actuals (Domestic) Fri, Jul. 19 - Sun, Jul. 21

Wide (1000+)

1Back to the Future$10,315,803-2%1,4383$7,174$50,231,5573Universal
2E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1985 re-issue)$8,807,023--1,684--$5,230$8,807,0231Universal
3Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome$5,371,490-26%1,4751$3,642$12,655,2042Warner Bros.
6Rambo: First Blood Part II$3,350,298-23%1,385-289$2,419$119,969,0849TriStar
7The Man with One Red Shoe$3,139,015--1,044--$3,007$3,139,0151Fox
8Pale Rider$2,772,900-31%1,401-287$1,979$22,941,6884Warner Bros.
10The Goonies$1,626,113-26%1,048-177$1,552$36,084,5177Warner Bros.