'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, Jan. 16 - Sun, Jan. 18

Wide (1000+)

2Good Will Hunting$11,757,48815%1,81932$6,464$26,779,0857Miramax
3Fallen$9,146,119--2,448--$3,736$9,146,1191Warner Bros.
4As Good as It Gets$8,287,781-8%1,753121$4,728$65,091,5204Sony / TriStar
5Hard Rain$8,009,024--2,107--$3,801$8,009,0241Paramount
6Half Baked$7,722,540--1,701--$4,540$7,722,5401Universal
7Wag the Dog$6,472,817-17%1,75287$3,695$15,570,2544New Line
8Tomorrow Never Dies$6,336,656-16%2,427-380$2,611$57,787,4045MGM/UA
10Star Kid$2,958,768--1,041--$2,842$2,958,7681Trimark