'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, Nov. 24 - Sun, Nov. 26

Wide (1000+)

1Toy Story$29,140,870--2,457--$11,860$39,071,5421Disney
3Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls$13,487,173-31%2,70553$4,986$70,801,8923Warner Bros.
4Money Train$10,608,297--2,522--$4,206$10,608,2972Sony / Columbia
6The American President$9,713,222-3%1,5080$6,441$19,727,7802Sony / Columbia
7It Takes Two$5,156,182-7%1,5810$3,261$10,720,3292Warner Bros.
8Get Shorty$3,387,408-22%1,522-581$2,226$47,923,6216MGM
9Nick of Time$2,781,601--1,849--$1,504$2,781,6012Paramount
10Home for the Holidays$1,989,7801%1,0000$1,990$11,304,1404Paramount