'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, Jun. 20 - Sun, Jun. 22

Wide (1000+)

1Get Smart$38,683,850--3,911--$9,891$38,683,8501Warner Bros.
2The Incredible Hulk$22,135,648-60%3,5083$6,310$97,054,6802Universal
3Kung Fu Panda$21,934,311-35%4,053-83$5,412$155,830,0413Paramount / DreamWorks
4The Love Guru$13,907,701--3,012--$4,617$13,907,7011Paramount
5The Happening$10,482,292-66%2,9860$3,510$50,749,0562Fox
6Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull$8,541,233-42%3,171-633$2,694$290,960,4415Paramount
7You Don't Mess with the Zohan$7,453,360-54%3,278-188$2,274$84,307,3783Sony / Columbia
8Sex and the City$6,532,308-33%2,442-713$2,675$132,451,6104Warner Bros. / New Line
9Iron Man$4,029,104-28%1,912-491$2,107$304,816,5038Paramount
10The Strangers$2,122,357-47%1,578-832$1,345$49,758,3624Universal / Rogue