'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, Aug. 10 - Sun, Aug. 12

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3Air America$8,064,480--1,902--$4,240$8,064,4801TriStar
4Presumed Innocent$7,901,866-22%1,45171$5,446$29,797,5103Warner Bros.
5Problem Child$4,847,060-29%1,7691$2,740$21,716,1203Universal
6Young Guns II$4,709,199-41%1,7700$2,661$12,726,6372Fox
7The Two Jakes$3,729,149--1,206--$3,092$3,729,1491Paramount
9Die Hard 2: Die Harder$3,078,221-36%1,691-255$1,820$60,124,3256Fox
10Duck Tales: The Movie$2,618,567-32%1,5589$1,681$6,488,9332Disney