'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, May. 10 - Sun, May. 12

Wide (1000+)

1F/X 2$5,455,058--1,499--$3,639$5,455,0581Orion
2Switch (1991)$3,770,991--1,013--$3,723$3,770,9911Warner Bros.
4One Good Cop$2,090,852-38%1,454101$1,438$5,451,1292Disney
5The Silence of the Lambs$1,964,271-23%1,574-45$1,248$74,633,12513Orion
6Out for Justice$1,704,187-38%1,554-237$1,097$26,023,7845Warner Bros.
7A Kiss Before Dying$1,677,410-45%1,5464$1,085$9,094,1553Universal
8Toy Soldiers$1,659,476-45%1,3584$1,222$8,847,6563TriStar
9Dances with Wolves$1,436,476-22%1,358-120$1,058$122,505,93225Orion
10Mortal Thoughts$1,210,013-40%1,1966$1,012$12,522,4824Columbia