'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, May. 28 - Sun, May. 30

Wide (1000+)

1Shrek 2$72,172,419-33%4,22360$17,090$236,909,1432DreamWorks
2The Day After Tomorrow$68,743,973--3,425--$20,071$68,743,9731Fox
3Raising Helen$14,239,252--2,717--$5,241$14,239,2521Disney
4Troy$11,955,050-50%3,4110$3,505$106,603,7843Warner Bros.
5Soul Plane$7,008,711--1,566--$4,476$7,008,7111MGM
6Van Helsing$6,750,480-36%2,891-527$2,335$110,728,8334Universal
7Mean Girls$6,433,613-7%2,618-436$2,457$73,715,8745Paramount
8Man on Fire (2004)$2,840,865-23%1,426-678$1,992$73,724,1156Fox
913 Going on 30$1,451,872-42%1,164-864$1,247$54,559,2916Sony / Columbia