'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, Nov. 30 - Sun, Dec. 2

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3This Christmas$7,941,687-56%1,8580$4,274$36,432,5492Sony / Screen Gems
5Awake$5,855,980--2,002--$2,925$5,855,9801MGM / Weinstein
6Fred Claus$5,501,781-48%3,420-183$1,609$59,786,1204Warner Bros.
7August Rush$5,021,361-47%2,3100$2,174$20,227,1492Warner Bros.
8The Mist$4,554,003-49%2,4230$1,879$19,564,6182MGM / Weinstein
9Bee Movie$4,444,170-62%3,150-357$1,411$117,613,4335Paramount / DreamWorks
10American Gangster$4,263,413-53%2,699-100$1,580$121,719,7355Universal