'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 Wed, Feb. 2 2000

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Feb. 2 2000LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Next Friday$391,781-21%1,335160$293$40,649,8603New Line
2The Green Mile$303,996-9%2,371-112$128$116,431,3748Warner Bros.
3Galaxy Quest$201,864-8%2,209-50$91$59,426,8326DreamWorks
4Magnolia$149,390-7%1,0869$138$14,517,6427New Line
5Any Given Sunday$122,362-8%2,012-189$61$69,623,7596Warner Bros.
6Toy Story 2$120,808-10%1,796-194$67$234,734,80110Disney
7Snow Falling on Cedars$94,598-1%1,000-99$95$12,044,2296Universal