'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. 24 - Sun, Apr. 26

Wide (1000+)

1The Secret of My Success$5,585,900-25%1,3462$4,150$20,764,5123Universal
2Extreme Prejudice$3,498,957--1,071--$3,267$3,498,9571TriStar
3Project X (1987)$2,676,536-19%1,0253$2,611$5,986,5212Fox
4Blind Date$2,554,710-22%1,377-13$1,855$23,212,2155TriStar
5The Aristocats (1987 re-issue)$2,100,229-37%1,431-60$1,468$8,580,4113Disney
6Lethal Weapon$2,063,385-25%1,268-68$1,627$37,167,6158Warner Bros.
8Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol$1,931,628-36%1,542-208$1,253$17,979,5504Warner Bros.
9My Demon Lover$1,815,583--1,115--$1,628$1,815,5831New Line