'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. 8 - Sun, Apr. 10

Wide (1000+)

1Beetlejuice$8,667,7028%1,523523$5,691$16,698,5992Warner Bros.
2Biloxi Blues$4,475,450-26%1,3301$3,365$17,582,5003Universal
3Bad Dreams$4,008,870--1,180--$3,397$4,008,8701Fox
4The Seventh Sign$3,121,098-17%1,2582$2,481$6,889,8052TriStar
5Bright Lights, Big City$3,087,063-40%1,1993$2,575$8,213,8542MGM/UA
6The Fox and the Hound (1988 re-issue)$2,563,531-36%1,533-34$1,672$11,395,8493Disney
7Good Morning, Vietnam$2,371,958-15%1,304-108$1,819$73,315,36016Disney
8Johnny Be Good$1,612,381-45%1,164-30$1,385$9,813,6193Orion
918 Again!$1,475,645--1,152--$1,281$1,475,6451New World
10Police Academy 5: Assignment: Miami Beach$1,147,116-50%1,116-517$1,028$13,237,6034Warner Bros.