'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 Tue, Mar. 7 2000

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Mar. 7 2000LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Pitch Black$403,0144%1,903-27$212$30,425,6013USA Films
2Reindeer Games$395,59812%2,2040$179$15,717,3772Miramax / Dimension
3The Next Best Thing$372,0416%2,007--$185$6,354,1931Paramount
4American Beauty$363,48619%1,33916$271$86,953,68825DreamWorks
5My Dog Skip$348,261-10%2,331--$149$7,042,8308Warner Bros.
6Hanging Up$268,45414%2,6180$103$31,962,4663Sony / Columbia
7Wonder Boys$254,5685%1,504251$169$11,879,8582Paramount
8The Tigger Movie$202,048-7%2,646-172$76$35,933,9824Disney
9Scream 3$197,1051%1,826-1273$108$80,724,3575Miramax / Dimension
10Snow Day$188,302-22%2,7178$69$49,029,3734Paramount