'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, Feb. 17 - Sun, Feb. 19

Wide (1000+)

1The 'Burbs$11,101,197--1,952--$5,687$11,101,1971Universal
2Rain Man$6,668,18547%1,59017$4,194$65,581,94310MGM/UA
3Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure$6,167,651--1,196--$5,157$6,167,6511Orion
4Three Fugitives$4,589,534-10%1,3740$3,340$21,598,2564Disney
5The Fly II$4,321,149-36%1,5284$2,828$11,072,5202Fox
7Her Alibi$2,446,188-29%1,136-293$2,153$10,927,0073Warner Bros.
9Mississippi Burning$2,337,25735%1,13478$2,061$17,918,82411Orion