'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, Jul. 10 - Sun, Jul. 12

Wide (1000+)

1A League of Their Own$11,660,303-15%2,060278$5,660$30,742,3912Sony / Columbia
2Universal Soldier$10,057,084--1,916--$5,249$10,057,0841TriStar
4Batman Returns$7,722,968-44%2,6440$2,921$137,484,4324Warner Bros.
5Sister Act$6,233,487-8%1,984-86$3,142$60,643,1357Disney
6Cool World$5,556,451--1,448--$3,837$5,556,4511Paramount
7Prelude to a Kiss$5,273,395--1,247--$4,229$5,273,3951Fox
8Unlawful Entry$5,254,237-20%1,514-16$3,470$21,858,1193Fox
10Patriot Games$2,730,157-33%1,456-451$1,875$49,594,1976Paramount