'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, Aug. 9 - Sun, Aug. 11

Wide (1000+)

1Back to the Future$8,075,340-4%1,53015$5,278$95,626,5436Universal
2Summer Rental$5,754,259--1,584--$3,633$5,754,2591Paramount
3European Vacation$4,308,386-42%1,5471$2,785$24,003,4903Warner Bros.
4Fright Night (1985)$4,256,991-30%1,5453$2,755$10,375,5342Columbia
5Weird Science$2,965,913-39%1,17214$2,531$7,861,3342Universal
6Sesame Street Presents: Follow That Bird$1,840,347-24%1,102-27$1,670$4,255,9732Warner Bros.
7E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1985 re-issue)$1,583,416-43%1,052-375$1,505$18,179,7834Universal
8My Science Project$1,504,118--1,003--$1,500$1,504,1181Buena Vista