'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, Mar. 28 - Sun, Mar. 30

Wide (1000+)

1Police Academy 3: Back in Training$5,750,986-36%1,7880$3,216$14,800,5722Warner Bros.
2The Money Pit$5,344,555--1,189--$4,495$5,344,5551Universal
3Gung Ho$3,491,801-30%1,17525$2,972$15,616,1803Paramount
4April Fool's Day$3,373,779--1,202--$2,807$3,373,7791Paramount
5Pretty in Pink$2,029,357-35%1,085-27$1,870$20,325,4545Paramount
6The Color Purple$2,004,556-30%1,046-36$1,916$56,471,32715Warner Bros.
7Sleeping Beauty (1986 re-issue)$1,843,917-28%1,159246$1,591$4,392,6154Disney
8The Care Bears Movie 2$1,211,406-51%1,47630$821$3,701,1564Columbia