'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, Mar. 11 - Sun, Mar. 13

Wide (1000+)

1Guarding Tess$7,065,213--1,601--$4,413$7,065,2131TriStar
2Lightning Jack$5,401,743--1,710--$3,159$5,401,7431Savoy
3Ace Ventura: Pet Detective$4,121,502-19%1,810-153$2,277$47,729,1746Warner Bros.
4On Deadly Ground$2,692,914-40%1,860-150$1,448$13,526,2994Warner Bros.
6Mrs. Doubtfire$2,320,204-11%1,456-170$1,594$138,883,46416Fox
8Blank Check$1,754,144-36%1,312-265$1,337$20,305,4395Disney
9The Chase$1,732,737-49%1,632-1$1,062$5,153,7652Fox
10Blue Chips$1,235,393-54%1,210-770$1,021$18,048,5914Paramount