'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, Jul. 20 2000

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Jul. 20 2000LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
2Scary Movie$2,671,602-5%3,152240$848$102,099,0202Miramax / Dimension
3The Perfect Storm$1,594,191-11%3,4070$468$135,676,7743Warner Bros.
4Disney's The Kid$1,319,077-15%2,320153$569$35,645,7262Disney
5The Patriot$1,008,221-6%3,0610$329$87,167,8543Sony / Columbia
6Me, Myself & Irene$638,517-10%2,850-146$224$79,984,8874Fox
7Gone in 60 Seconds$327,612-6%1,702-169$192$92,413,6496Disney
8Big Momma's House$314,602-3%1,643-283$191$109,612,6217Fox
9The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle$291,186-24%2,328-154$125$21,757,2013Universal
10Gladiator (2000)$209,100-4%1,034-176$202$177,438,41611DreamWorks