'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, Jun. 4 - Sun, Jun. 6

Wide (1000+)

1Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace$32,891,189-36%3,0241$10,877$255,757,7443Fox
2Notting Hill$15,013,165-31%2,7525$5,455$49,419,3162Universal
4The Mummy (1999)$7,417,859-42%3,41116$2,175$127,524,0455Universal
6The Matrix$2,452,326-36%2,045-57$1,199$158,261,05210Warner Bros.
7The Thirteenth Floor$2,004,461-53%1,8150$1,104$7,454,8792Sony / Columbia
8Never Been Kissed$1,162,182-43%2,085-65$557$40,770,7569Fox
9A Midsummer Night's Dream$1,087,948-48%1,005-94$1,083$10,055,9274Fox Searchlight