'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, Dec. 27 - Sun, Dec. 29

Wide (1000+)

1Rocky IV$10,755,12327%2,25321$4,774$49,376,9815MGM/UA
2The Jewel of the Nile$8,014,85170%1,490384$5,379$19,364,2013Fox
3Spies Like Us$7,019,25965%1,7000$4,129$25,376,6284Warner Bros.
4101 Dalmatians (Re-issue) (1985)$5,715,836139%1,18083$4,844$8,105,0622Disney
5White Nights$4,812,64275%1,05710$4,553$15,735,1806Columbia
6Young Sherlock Holmes$2,263,04957%1,5020$1,507$7,817,6794Paramount
8Santa Claus: The Movie$1,568,800-52%1,480-105$1,060$16,331,7996TriStar