'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. 28 - Sun, Oct. 30

Wide (1000+)

1Saw II$31,724,172--2,949--$10,758$31,724,1721Lionsgate
2The Legend of Zorro$16,329,725--3,520--$4,639$16,329,7251Sony / Columbia
4Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story$6,133,007-33%2,491484$2,462$17,373,9092DreamWorks
5Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit$4,301,597-50%2,935-537$1,466$49,697,4714DreamWorks
6The Weather Man$4,247,969--1,510--$2,813$4,247,9691Paramount
8North Country$3,561,147-45%2,5550$1,394$12,111,6092Warner Bros.
9The Fog (2005)$3,108,780-53%2,587-385$1,202$25,313,5553Sony / Columbia