'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, Nov. 12 - Sun, Nov. 14

Wide (1000+)

1The Three Musketeers (1993)$10,621,992--2,069--$5,134$10,621,9921Disney
2Carlito's Way$9,116,675--1,615--$5,645$9,116,6751Universal
3The Nightmare Before Christmas$5,470,410-29%1,657-14$3,301$27,793,6235Disney
4Cool Runnings$3,387,947-20%1,647-94$2,057$40,312,5827Disney
5The Beverly Hillbillies$2,671,778-35%1,530-300$1,746$28,426,8195Fox
6Look Who's Talking Now$2,421,624-40%1,88628$1,284$6,444,1942TriStar
7Robocop 3$2,107,902-51%1,7960$1,174$6,412,7312Orion
9Flesh and Bone$1,865,017-59%1,2000$1,554$6,382,0832Paramount
10Demolition Man$1,416,168-53%1,115-486$1,270$41,962,0436Warner Bros.