'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, Mar. 3 - Sun, Mar. 5

Wide (1000+)

1Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure$4,451,440-4%1,31486$3,388$15,277,5763Orion
2The 'Burbs$4,312,410-28%1,831-125$2,355$21,438,0873Universal
3Rain Man$3,858,147-18%1,580-10$2,442$74,151,36512MGM/UA
4Dream a Little Dream$2,568,963--1,019--$2,521$2,568,9631Vestron
5Three Fugitives$2,516,263-8%1,230-124$2,046$26,854,1176Disney
6Mississippi Burning$1,239,156-19%1,028-97$1,205$20,688,80313Orion