'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, May. 12 - Sun, May. 14

Wide (1000+)

1Crimson Tide$18,612,190--2,382--$7,814$18,612,1901Disney
2French Kiss$6,594,630-27%1,73615$3,799$15,612,6522Fox
3While You Were Sleeping$6,520,452-23%2,0704$3,150$34,786,9494Disney
4Bad Boys (1995)$2,005,590-31%1,805-298$1,111$57,289,6416Sony / Columbia
6A Goofy Movie$1,300,186-37%1,716-278$758$22,495,3476Disney
7Rob Roy$1,199,671-44%1,451-370$827$20,920,9196MGM/UA