'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. 24 - Sun, Mar. 26

Wide (1000+)

1Fletch Lives$5,647,320-30%1,51233$3,735$13,693,0802Universal
2The Rescuers (1989 re-issue)$3,141,389-13%1,48236$2,120$6,750,5062Disney
3Rain Man$3,003,5214%1,54241$1,948$83,174,43315MGM/UA
4Lean on Me$2,855,947-21%1,084-23$2,635$16,091,1994Warner Bros.
5Dead Bang$2,847,690--1,073--$2,654$2,847,6901Warner Bros.
6Leviathan (1989)$2,730,511-46%1,3930$1,960$7,759,6752MGM
7Chances Are$2,165,800-14%1,190296$1,820$8,348,5843TriStar
8Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure$2,102,517-16%1,320-1$1,593$23,237,5846Orion
9Police Academy 6: City Under Siege$1,245,064-48%1,301-326$957$7,659,2323Warner Bros.