'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 Wed, Jun. 21 2000

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jun. 21 2000LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Gone in 60 Seconds$1,854,357-8%3,04943$608$57,664,1662Disney
2Big Momma's House$1,364,879-2%2,843-11$480$75,274,0033Fox
3Mission: Impossible II$1,187,901-6%3,633-36$327$180,108,9574Paramount
4Gladiator (2000)$648,946-7%2,266-440$286$160,925,3027DreamWorks
5Road Trip$466,627-9%2,151-435$217$61,599,3115DreamWorks
6Shanghai Noon$439,694-6%2,126-625$207$49,301,8014Disney