'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, Mar. 30 2000

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Mar. 30 2000LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Erin Brockovich$1,496,276-2%2,8513$525$62,013,9962Universal
2Romeo Must Die$1,052,5011%2,64139$399$29,468,1601Warner Bros.
3American Beauty$633,902-2%1,6621$381$104,536,58828DreamWorks
4Mission to Mars$459,585-1%3,10141$148$51,350,9613Disney
5My Dog Skip$306,355-4%2,3310$131$26,951,94311Warner Bros.
6Here on Earth$281,4502%1,712--$164$5,968,0581Fox
7The Ninth Gate$183,563-5%1,69437$108$15,164,6993Artisan
8The Tigger Movie$110,9195%1,360-341$82$43,417,7627Disney
9Snow Day$99,1343%1,924-463$52$57,155,7297Paramount
10Wonder Boys$57,608-1%1,210-248$48$14,796,8675Paramount