'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, Dec. 9 - Sun, Dec. 11

Wide (1000+)

2The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!$6,120,254-34%1,5760$3,883$15,452,0002Paramount
4Tequila Sunrise$4,033,923-36%1,1150$3,618$10,384,8972Warner Bros.
5The Land Before Time$2,145,200-39%1,384-19$1,550$21,321,3354Universal
6My Stepmother Is an Alien$2,066,980--1,106--$1,869$2,066,9801Columbia
7Ernest Saves Christmas$1,506,410-37%1,553-87$970$19,664,3665Disney
8Child's Play$1,333,176-41%1,354-103$985$20,020,0785MGM/UA