'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 Thu, Sep. 23 1999

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Sep. 23 1999LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Sixth Sense$733,857-7%2,7885$263$215,527,9127Disney
3Stir of Echoes$308,858-11%1,94355$159$13,022,2182Artisan
4Runaway Bride$174,175-2%2,384-389$73$144,590,0398Paramount
5The Thomas Crown Affair$167,834-5%1,658-191$101$64,675,5767MGM
6The 13th Warrior$151,714-3%1,969-314$77$29,631,1234Disney
8Mickey Blue Eyes$89,257-13%1,530-445$58$32,682,2645Warner Bros.