'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, Sep. 9 - Sun, Sep. 11

Wide (1000+)

1Forrest Gump$6,760,367-30%2,29852$2,942$155,628,19610Paramount
2Natural Born Killers$5,010,094-40%1,9040$2,631$18,363,1023Warner Bros.
3Clear and Present Danger$4,321,189-41%2,202-107$1,962$61,728,9146Paramount
4Trial by Jury$2,855,852--1,401--$2,038$2,855,8521Warner Bros.
5The Mask$2,825,711-57%2,175-341$1,299$70,772,0497New Line
6Milk Money$2,657,168-55%1,3610$1,952$8,503,7012Paramount
7The Next Karate Kid$2,620,484--1,489--$1,760$2,620,4845Columbia
8True Lies$2,153,995-48%1,547-144$1,392$91,434,3259Fox
9The Client$1,832,751-39%1,504-105$1,219$54,913,7468Warner Bros.
10The Lion King$1,805,418-54%1,151-180$1,569$133,898,27912Disney