'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 Tue, Jun. 15 1999

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Jun. 15 1999LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me$7,185,874-6%3,312--$2,170$72,239,4721New Line
2Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace$3,071,6942%3,0240$1,016$303,061,9364Fox
3Notting Hill$1,430,43521%2,78028$515$70,126,2143Universal
4The Mummy (1999)$665,29110%3,098-313$215$137,483,2566Universal
5The Matrix$263,3378%1,907-138$138$162,074,48311Warner Bros.
6The Thirteenth Floor$165,6588%1,8150$91$9,965,0743Sony / Columbia