'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, Dec. 15 - Sun, Dec. 17

Wide (1000+)

1The Pursuit of Happyness$26,541,215--2,852--$9,306$26,541,2151Sony / Columbia
3Charlotte's Web (2006)$11,458,295--3,566--$3,213$11,458,2951Paramount
4Happy Feet$8,359,699-35%3,335-315$2,507$149,251,9955Warner Bros.
5The Holiday$8,015,617-37%2,6144$3,066$25,124,8822Sony / Columbia
7Blood Diamond$6,515,885-25%1,9100$3,411$18,636,4582Warner Bros.
8Casino Royale (2006)$5,627,126-37%2,437-724$2,309$137,502,2545Sony / Columbia
9The Nativity Story$4,656,376-19%2,574-509$1,809$23,020,1433New Line
10Unaccompanied Minors$3,544,377-39%2,7750$1,277$10,093,1502Warner Bros.