'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 Fri, Aug. 27 1999

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Aug. 27 1999LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Sixth Sense$5,808,710120%2,76395$2,102$124,112,5224Disney
2The 13th Warrior$3,381,855--2,306--$1,467$3,381,8551Disney
3Runaway Bride$2,115,444109%3,090-150$685$119,652,4595Paramount
5Mickey Blue Eyes$1,752,79580%2,5730$681$16,061,3802Warner Bros.
6The Thomas Crown Affair$1,333,76684%2,095-332$637$46,188,7604MGM
7The Muse$1,178,204--1,263--$933$1,178,2041October
8Inspector Gadget$617,97620%1,709-435$362$85,150,0966Disney