'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. 7 - Sun, Dec. 9

Wide (1000+)

1The Golden Compass$25,783,232--3,528--$7,308$25,783,2321New Line
3This Christmas$4,961,246-38%1,87921$2,640$42,721,6613Sony / Screen Gems
4Fred Claus$4,608,267-16%3,185-235$1,447$65,539,9675Warner Bros.
6No Country for Old Men$4,116,888-6%1,324329$3,109$28,759,1405Miramax
7August Rush$3,510,544-30%2,3100$1,520$25,135,1383Warner Bros.
9Awake$3,328,145-43%2,02321$1,645$10,743,8522MGM / Weinstein
10The Mist$2,631,005-42%2,336-87$1,126$23,479,7053MGM / Weinstein