'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, Oct. 7 - Sun, Oct. 9

Wide (1000+)

1Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit$16,026,565--3,645--$4,397$16,048,6301DreamWorks
3In Her Shoes$10,016,888--2,808--$3,567$10,016,8881Fox
4Two for the Money$8,704,083--2,391--$3,640$8,704,0831Universal
5Tim Burton's Corpse Bride$6,511,223-35%3,004-200$2,168$42,115,1963Warner Bros.
8A History of Violence$5,067,581-37%1,3400$3,782$16,394,7233New Line
9Into the Blue$4,830,456-32%2,7890$1,732$13,903,0702Sony / Columbia
10The Greatest Game Ever Played$3,905,1727%1,810796$2,158$8,681,1382Disney