'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. 10 - Sun, Mar. 12

Wide (1000+)

1Police Academy 6: City Under Siege$4,032,480--1,627--$2,478$4,032,4801Warner Bros.
2Skin Deep$3,916,69659%1,062573$3,688$6,376,9582Fox
3Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure$3,351,941-25%1,3140$2,551$18,629,5174Orion
4Rain Man$3,140,587-19%1,571-9$1,999$77,291,95213MGM/UA
5The 'Burbs$2,607,750-40%1,710-121$1,525$24,045,8374Universal
6Three Fugitives$1,551,935-38%1,093-137$1,420$28,406,0527Disney