'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, Apr. 14 2000

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Apr. 14 2000LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
128 Days$3,377,522--2,523--$1,339$3,377,5221Sony / Columbia
2Rules of Engagement$3,122,534172%3,19035$979$22,788,0712Paramount
3Keeping the Faith$2,457,606--2,152--$1,142$2,457,6061Disney
4Erin Brockovich$2,010,437191%3,07066$655$94,299,9545Universal
5Return to Me$1,545,911156%2,320313$666$11,791,0942MGM
6The Skulls$1,336,671282%2,409-7$555$23,035,0413Universal
7The Road to El Dorado$1,303,905197%3,2230$405$28,192,3473DreamWorks
8High Fidelity$760,123139%1,2290$618$14,960,9153Disney