'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, Jul. 21 2000

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jul. 21 2000LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1What Lies Beneath$9,654,238--2,813--$3,432$9,654,2381DreamWorks
2Pokemon: The Movie 2000$9,200,230--2,752--$3,343$9,200,2301Warner Bros.
4Scary Movie$4,820,73380%3,301149$1,460$106,919,7533Miramax / Dimension
5The Perfect Storm$2,824,39977%3,203-204$882$138,501,1734Warner Bros.
6Loser$2,316,183--2,016--$1,149$2,316,1831Sony / Columbia
7Disney's The Kid$2,116,69160%2,34323$903$37,762,4173Disney
8The Patriot$1,796,78878%2,751-310$653$88,964,6424Sony / Columbia
9Me, Myself & Irene$907,48242%2,450-400$370$80,892,3695Fox
10Big Momma's House$497,67658%1,193-450$417$110,110,2978Fox