'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, Apr. 10 - Sun, Apr. 12

Wide (1000+)

1The Secret of My Success$7,766,452--1,336--$5,813$7,766,4521Universal
2Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol$4,533,759-47%1,7500$2,591$13,016,2462Warner Bros.
3Blind Date$4,109,895-28%1,369118$3,002$17,369,5893TriStar
4The Aristocats (1987 re-issue)$3,168,071--1,480--$2,141$3,168,0711Disney
5Lethal Weapon$3,001,709-26%1,356-52$2,214$32,348,3156Warner Bros.
7A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors$1,112,631-43%1,100-96$1,011$29,863,8847New Line