'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, Jul. 29 - Sun, Jul. 31

Wide (1000+)

1Wedding Crashers$20,023,159-22%3,030105$6,608$115,626,5943New Line
2Charlie and the Chocolate Factory$16,384,060-42%3,775-15$4,340$148,094,5853Warner Bros.
3Sky High$14,633,309--2,905--$5,037$14,633,3091Disney
4Stealth$13,251,120--3,495--$3,791$13,251,1201Sony / Columbia
5Must Love Dogs$12,856,018--2,505--$5,132$12,856,0181Warner Bros.
6Fantastic Four$6,912,836-45%2,744-705$2,519$136,258,6474Fox
7The Island (2005)$5,963,435-52%3,13816$1,900$24,318,8292DreamWorks
8Bad News Bears$5,634,742-50%3,1830$1,770$22,667,2712Paramount
9War of the Worlds$5,481,025-39%2,324-941$2,358$218,366,1865Paramount
10Hustle and Flow$4,030,612-50%1,0152$3,971$14,591,7702Paramount Classics