'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 Mon, May. 15 2000

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, May. 15 2000LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Gladiator (2000)$2,500,644-64%2,9435$850$76,160,4852DreamWorks
4The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas$218,316-84%3,12574$70$24,631,0983Universal
5Love & Basketball$153,604-73%1,047-145$147$22,587,9034New Line
6Rules of Engagement$143,781--1,618-643$89$53,266,1176Paramount
7Keeping the Faith$143,113-72%1,596-418$90$32,415,7715Disney
8Erin Brockovich$126,647-73%1,491-451$85$118,633,1749Universal
928 Days$113,991-70%1,755-658$65$33,388,6025Sony / Columbia
10Return to Me$95,959-72%1,203-500$80$27,184,3786MGM