'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. 24 - Sun, Jul. 26

Wide (1000+)

1Mo' Money$12,385,415--1,689--$7,333$12,385,4151Columbia
2Honey, I Blew Up the Kid$8,612,853-22%2,37665$3,625$19,696,1712Disney
3A League of Their Own$7,313,205-20%2,0840$3,509$47,230,9064Sony / Columbia
4Sister Act$4,460,579-8%1,933-8$2,308$69,933,4429Disney
6Universal Soldier$3,374,525-40%1,9252$1,753$19,027,5393TriStar
7Unlawful Entry$3,314,804-18%1,449-1$2,288$29,239,7415Fox
8Batman Returns$2,831,710-34%1,806-246$1,568$150,601,3156Warner Bros.
9Prelude to a Kiss$2,249,161-32%1,169-79$1,924$10,809,9613Fox