'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. 10 - Sun, Mar. 12

Wide (1000+)

1Outbreak$13,420,387--2,215--$6,059$13,420,3871Warner Bros.
2Man of the House (1995)$6,792,489-28%2,05441$3,307$16,265,8062Disney
3The Brady Bunch Movie$3,370,180-41%1,9410$1,736$19,681,3644Paramount
4Just Cause$3,075,344-38%2,048-11$1,502$25,276,2194Warner Bros.
6Hideaway (1995)$2,507,855-52%1,9000$1,320$7,721,3102Sony / TriStar
7Pulp Fiction$2,142,4360%1,06397$2,015$64,202,57922Miramax
8Forrest Gump$1,804,188-11%1,103-2$1,636$198,166,83036Paramount
9Billy Madison$1,278,555-36%1,397-311$915$18,753,9255Universal
10Legends of the Fall$1,271,387-31%1,018-185$1,249$36,890,27912Sony / TriStar