'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, Apr. 7 - Sun, Apr. 9

Wide (1000+)

1Rules of Engagement$15,011,181--3,155--$4,758$15,011,1811Paramount
2Erin Brockovich$9,807,450-29%3,00496$3,265$89,632,2864Universal
3The Road to El Dorado$9,086,686-29%3,2235$2,819$25,123,2652DreamWorks
4Return to Me$7,820,836--2,007--$3,897$7,820,8361MGM
5The Skulls$6,450,115-42%2,4164$2,670$20,201,5642Universal
6Ready to Rumble$5,257,778--2,585--$2,034$5,257,7781Warner Bros.
7Romeo Must Die$4,552,754-51%2,289-352$1,989$45,847,5543Warner Bros.
8High Fidelity$4,241,028-34%1,22946$3,451$12,790,3992Disney
9Final Destination$3,835,071-28%2,014-300$1,904$26,425,0174New Line
10American Beauty$3,348,307-38%1,934-56$1,731$115,183,75130DreamWorks