'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. 9 - Sun, Apr. 11

Wide (1000+)

1The Passion of the Christ$15,217,73043%3,240-168$4,697$353,010,0307Newmarket
2Hellboy$10,824,968-53%3,04315$3,557$40,827,8772Sony / Columbia
3Johnson Family Vacation$9,375,669--1,317--$7,119$11,814,8521Fox Searchlight
4The Alamo (2004)$9,123,893--2,609--$3,497$9,123,8931Disney
5Walking Tall$8,440,719-46%2,8360$2,976$28,954,6672MGM
6Home on the Range$8,105,126-42%3,05811$2,650$27,416,7482Disney
7Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed$8,016,970-46%3,130-182$2,561$62,881,6343Warner Bros.
8The Whole Ten Yards$6,686,357--2,654--$2,519$6,686,3571Warner Bros.
9Ella Enchanted$6,169,030--1,931--$3,195$6,169,0301Miramax
10The Girl Next Door$6,003,281--2,148--$2,795$6,003,2811Fox