'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 Sat, Aug. 5 2000

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Aug. 5 2000LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hollow Man$9,364,3523%2,956--$3,168$18,455,7541Sony / Columbia
2Nutty Professor II: The Klumps$7,289,03335%3,2475$2,245$71,230,9582Universal
3Space Cowboys$7,009,54530%2,805--$2,499$12,401,4151Warner Bros.
4What Lies Beneath$5,379,89929%2,86742$1,876$90,864,4853DreamWorks
6Scary Movie$1,605,92624%2,597-659$618$139,969,3345Miramax / Dimension
7The Perfect Storm$1,522,65731%2,602-491$585$164,293,9666Warner Bros.
8Disney's The Kid$1,154,87328%1,979-349$584$57,494,4885Disney
9The Patriot$930,51542%1,810-519$514$104,972,5716Sony / Columbia