'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, Apr. 25 - Sun, Apr. 27

Wide (1000+)

1Baby Mama$17,406,562--2,543--$6,845$17,406,5621Universal
2Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay$14,908,921--2,510--$5,940$14,908,9211Warner Bros. / New Line
3The Forbidden Kingdom$11,213,869-48%3,1510$3,559$38,238,6522Lionsgate
4Forgetting Sarah Marshall$11,027,908-38%2,7991$3,940$35,092,0312Universal
5Nim's Island$4,548,269-20%2,977-300$1,528$38,974,2844Fox
6Prom Night (2008)$4,508,394-48%2,821121$1,598$38,220,7473Sony / Screen Gems
721$4,017,130-27%2,95249$1,361$75,791,4645Sony / Columbia
888 Minutes$3,593,796-48%2,1680$1,658$12,627,2212Sony / Columbia
9Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who!$2,487,709-29%2,159-511$1,152$147,954,8867Fox
10Deception (2008)$2,310,920--2,001--$1,155$2,310,9201Fox