'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, Aug. 11 - Sun, Aug. 13

Wide (1000+)

1Hollow Man$13,048,132-51%2,9560$4,414$50,305,0702Sony / Columbia
2Space Cowboys$13,016,448-28%2,83530$4,591$39,026,7472Warner Bros.
3The Replacements$11,039,214--2,754--$4,008$11,039,2141Warner Bros.
4Autumn in New York$10,987,006--2,255--$4,872$10,987,0061MGM
5Nutty Professor II: The Klumps$10,223,804-44%3,2514$3,145$93,988,6803Universal
6What Lies Beneath$9,736,350-29%2,92558$3,329$112,004,7914DreamWorks
7Bless the Child$9,413,684--2,524--$3,730$9,413,6841Paramount
8Coyote Ugly$7,847,094-55%2,66411$2,946$25,166,3762Disney
10The Perfect Storm$2,747,779-31%1,938-664$1,418$170,491,8847Warner Bros.