'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, Feb. 24 - Sun, Feb. 26

Wide (1000+)

1The Brady Bunch Movie$8,379,037-34%1,941119$4,317$10,564,5132Paramount
2Just Cause$6,647,101-37%2,0597$3,228$17,255,0332Warner Bros.
4Billy Madison$3,283,410-41%1,88745$1,740$15,485,5553Universal
5The Hunted (1995)$2,723,495--1,552--$1,755$2,723,4951Universal
6Legends of the Fall$2,620,035-35%1,677-264$1,562$33,770,43210Sony / TriStar
7Pulp Fiction$2,377,030-17%1,05143$2,262$59,926,04820Miramax
8Forrest Gump$2,355,216-23%1,1055$2,131$194,328,67534Paramount
9The Quick and the Dead$2,019,767-52%1,972-186$1,024$12,748,1683Sony / TriStar
10Boys on the Side$1,953,253-48%1,360-192$1,436$14,817,5254Warner Bros.