'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, Aug. 7 - Sun, Aug. 9

Wide (1000+)

1The Living Daylights$7,706,230-30%1,727-1$4,462$18,757,5142MGM/UA
2Masters of the Universe$4,883,168--1,185--$4,121$4,883,1681Cannon
3La Bamba$4,481,433-14%1,183-66$3,788$15,321,2013Columbia
4The Lost Boys$4,009,170-23%1,0270$3,904$9,245,4882Warner Bros.
5RoboCop (1987)$3,930,235-17%1,547-54$2,541$23,021,2054Orion
6Summer School$3,446,987-25%1,359-7$2,536$14,080,4903Paramount
7Back to the Beach$3,265,660--1,080--$3,024$3,265,6601Paramount
8Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1987 re-issue)$2,609,206-28%1,514-170$1,723$19,792,8324Disney
9Full Metal Jacket$2,264,906-17%1,075101$2,107$23,169,6607Warner Bros.
10The Care Bears Movie 3$1,005,386--1,094--$919$1,005,3861Cineplex Odeon