'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, Jan. 17 - Sun, Jan. 19

Wide (1000+)

1Iron Eagle$6,104,754--1,080--$5,653$6,104,7541TriStar
2The Jewel of the Nile$4,041,993-6%1,433-50$2,821$33,612,8546Fox
3Rocky IV$3,810,001-24%1,756-425$2,170$65,344,9638MGM/UA
4Spies Like Us$2,894,448-20%1,410-220$2,053$36,846,0127Warner Bros.
5White Nights$2,345,831-16%1,007-55$2,330$24,708,2089Columbia
6101 Dalmatians (Re-issue) (1985)$1,896,929-18%1,039-99$1,826$16,307,5765Disney