'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, May. 5 2000

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, May. 5 2000LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Gladiator (2000)$11,135,020--2,938--$3,790$11,135,0201DreamWorks
3The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas$1,433,303329%3,05111$470$13,441,0052Universal
4Love & Basketball$842,243223%1,192-53$707$17,444,3903New Line
5Keeping the Faith$782,579177%2,014-157$389$27,478,1324Disney
628 Days$721,837174%2,413-110$299$30,412,1844Sony / Columbia
7Erin Brockovich$592,648137%1,942-556$305$114,444,2398Universal
8The Road to El Dorado$159,32656%1,528-719$104$47,025,5356DreamWorks