'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. 29 - Sun, May. 31

Wide (1000+)

1Lethal Weapon 3$15,420,806-31%2,5100$6,144$53,855,9443Warner Bros.
2Sister Act$11,894,587--1,430--$8,318$11,894,5871Disney
4Far and Away$7,513,885-42%1,59714$4,705$20,462,6602Universal
5Encino Man$6,414,195-35%2,07121$3,097$16,280,3152Disney
6Basic Instinct$2,345,511-9%1,524-76$1,539$101,383,00111TriStar
8Beauty and the Beast (1991)$1,271,804-41%1,003-72$1,268$95,902,11528Disney
9White Men Can't Jump$945,898-44%1,132-148$836$52,947,91410Fox