'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 Sat, Jul. 24 1999

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Jul. 24 1999LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Haunting$12,197,0772%2,808--$4,344$24,147,6101DreamWorks
2Inspector Gadget$8,395,83726%2,814--$2,984$15,041,5571Disney
3American Pie$3,854,98526%2,54426$1,515$61,318,8603Universal
4Wild Wild West$2,275,45552%3,045-297$747$102,551,6494Warner Bros.
5Lake Placid$2,235,77037%2,1026$1,064$19,532,8242Fox
6Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace$1,803,54670%1,615-235$1,117$401,442,43510Fox
7Muppets from Space$900,64349%2,2650$398$11,254,5172Sony / Columbia
8South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut$790,95039%1,410-598$561$46,815,8384Paramount