'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. 30 - Sun, Jan. 1

Wide (1000+)

1Rain Man$11,135,12828%1,2540$8,880$26,868,1583MGM/UA
3The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!$7,944,10137%1,9690$4,035$34,815,6465Paramount
4Oliver & Company$7,403,439111%1,5030$4,926$29,183,3597Disney
5Working Girl$7,345,29956%1,0609$6,930$12,063,7842Fox
6Dirty Rotten Scoundrels$6,457,01143%1,5111$4,273$14,824,2693Orion
7Tequila Sunrise$4,554,84944%1,4110$3,228$21,106,3805Warner Bros.
8The Land Before Time$3,725,89082%1,41419$2,635$28,602,5407Universal
10Hellbound: Hellraiser II$2,580,457-19%1,1877$2,174$5,765,9682New World