'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. 23 - Sun, Mar. 25

Wide (1000+)

1Pretty Woman$11,280,591--1,325--$8,514$11,280,5911Disney
2The Hunt for Red October$9,111,680-18%1,8170$5,015$51,409,6464Paramount
3Joe Versus the Volcano$5,250,004-25%1,795-4$2,925$21,519,4733Warner Bros.
4Driving Miss Daisy$3,682,46528%1,652299$2,229$56,239,21015Warner Bros.
5Blue Steel$1,656,271-43%1,306-1$1,268$4,552,0152MGM
6Bad Influence$1,463,086-44%1,090-210$1,342$7,885,6413Triumph
7Born on the Fourth of July$1,324,6807%1,06434$1,245$50,341,96712Universal
8Hard to Kill$1,167,738-36%1,006-259$1,161$32,936,9237Warner Bros.
9Lambada$929,831-54%1,056-61$881$2,961,0122Warner Bros.
10The Fourth War$776,449--1,005--$773$776,4491Cannon Films