'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, Oct. 24 - Sun, Oct. 26

Wide (1000+)

1Crocodile Dundee$6,745,249-9%1,495117$4,512$30,425,8095Paramount
2Soul Man$4,422,179--1,282--$3,449$4,422,1791New World
3Peggy Sue Got Married$4,169,418-1%1,105240$3,773$15,321,0273TriStar
4Trick or Treat$2,912,687--1,267--$2,299$2,912,6871DEG
5Jumpin' Jack Flash$2,908,130-32%1,078-7$2,698$13,217,7753Fox
6Tough Guys$1,845,826-19%1,216-50$1,518$12,088,4834Disney
7Top Gun$1,576,139-16%1,168-124$1,349$106,157,98024Paramount