'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 Mon, Mar. 6 2000

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Mar. 6 2000LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Pitch Black$387,253-73%1,903-27$203$30,022,5873USA Films
2My Dog Skip$385,417-77%2,331--$165$6,694,5698Warner Bros.
3Reindeer Games$352,805-72%2,2040$160$15,321,7792Miramax / Dimension
4The Next Best Thing$351,858-73%2,007--$175$5,982,1521Paramount
5American Beauty$304,219-70%1,33916$227$86,590,20225DreamWorks
6Wonder Boys$243,051-74%1,504251$162$11,625,2902Paramount
7Snow Day$242,969-82%2,7178$89$48,841,0714Paramount
8Hanging Up$234,519-72%2,6180$90$31,694,0123Sony / Columbia
9The Tigger Movie$216,443-82%2,646-172$82$35,731,9344Disney
10Scream 3$194,530-73%1,826-1273$107$80,527,2525Miramax / Dimension