'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, Sep. 21 - Sun, Sep. 23

Wide (1000+)

1Goodfellas$6,368,901--1,070--$5,952$6,368,9011Warner Bros.
2Postcards from the Edge$6,325,009-20%1,322309$4,784$14,196,8652Columbia
4Narrow Margin$3,628,060--1,132--$3,205$3,628,0601TriStar
5Funny About Love$3,036,352--1,213--$2,503$3,036,3521Paramount
6Death Warrant$2,801,167-44%1,0901$2,570$7,821,0692MGM
8Presumed Innocent$2,005,684-26%1,285-125$1,561$54,586,4659Warner Bros.
10Young Guns II$900,851-22%1,008-184$894$23,635,4698Fox