'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, Nov. 15 - Sun, Nov. 17

Wide (1000+)

1Once Bitten$4,025,657--1,095--$3,676$4,025,6571Samuel Goldwyn
2Jagged Edge$2,341,962-9%1,0642$2,201$22,921,4727Columbia
3Target$2,021,764-24%1,0850$1,863$4,692,2862Warner Bros.
4Death Wish 3$2,005,023-37%1,253-207$1,600$10,485,8183Cannon
5Back to the Future$1,947,544-12%1,0483$1,858$178,379,45120Universal
6To Live and Die in L.A.$1,906,512-25%1,031-99$1,849$7,991,3643MGM/UA
7Rainbow Brite and the Star Stealer$1,847,962--1,088--$1,698$1,847,9621Warner Bros.