'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. 2 - Sun, Feb. 4

Wide (1000+)

2Born on the Fourth of July$4,012,085-14%1,309-2$3,065$34,597,3675Universal
3Tango & Cash$3,062,843-14%1,526-49$2,007$39,182,3707Warner Bros.
4The War of the Roses$2,600,487-20%1,432-91$1,816$55,244,0809Fox
6Steel Magnolias$2,019,275-15%1,369-1$1,475$46,881,33412TriStar
8The Little Mermaid$1,866,417-14%1,457-73$1,281$51,589,63312Disney
9Back to the Future Part II$1,603,335-10%1,299-174$1,234$111,868,59311Universal
10Look Who's Talking$1,406,160-13%1,116-165$1,260$100,130,80217TriStar