'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, Mar. 10 2000

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Mar. 10 2000LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Mission to Mars$7,897,863--3,054--$2,586$7,897,8631Disney
2The Ninth Gate$2,203,063--1,586--$1,389$2,203,0631Artisan
3My Dog Skip$1,337,683231%2,3310$574$9,128,5899Warner Bros.
4The Next Best Thing$1,076,133226%2,03427$529$8,077,0612Paramount
5American Beauty$977,899183%1,522183$643$88,612,71826DreamWorks
6Reindeer Games$785,626122%2,113-91$372$17,217,2373Miramax / Dimension
7Pitch Black$748,547111%1,730-173$433$31,882,5364USA Films
8Snow Day$677,323249%2,672-45$253$50,070,1845Paramount
9Hanging Up$515,462102%1,977-641$261$32,960,4194Sony / Columbia
10The Tigger Movie$440,108108%2,093-553$210$36,767,3595Disney