'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, Jun. 6 - Sun, Jun. 8

Wide (1000+)

1Top Gun$8,231,27919%1,531474$5,376$32,777,1714Paramount
2Raw Deal$5,438,978--1,731--$3,142$5,438,9781DEG
3Cobra$5,016,853-33%2,117-14$2,370$28,181,3293Warner Bros.
4Poltergeist II: The Other Side$4,207,047-30%1,583-16$2,658$22,599,1803MGM
5Short Circuit$3,281,200-6%1,3070$2,510$21,959,2475TriStar
6Invaders From Mars (1986)$2,046,576--1,212--$1,689$2,046,5761Cannon