'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.

Daily Domestic Gross Mon, Feb. 15 1999

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Feb. 15 1999LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Message in a Bottle$2,101,416--2,538--$828$2,101,4161Warner Bros.
2Payback (1999)$2,088,929--2,751--$759$23,310,4552Paramount
3Saving Private Ryan$592,688-51%1,140113$520$199,682,74530DreamWorks
4The Prince of Egypt$441,817-6%1,408-255$314$95,354,5089DreamWorks
5Patch Adams$440,528-62%2,101-618$210$127,004,6748Universal
6Stepmom$177,414-55%1,564-794$113$89,162,6308Sony / TriStar