'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. 12 2000

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Aug. 12 2000LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Space Cowboys$5,598,88355%2,83530$1,975$35,218,7572Warner Bros.
2Hollow Man$5,158,78530%2,9560$1,745$46,393,7282Sony / Columbia
3Nutty Professor II: The Klumps$4,307,36046%3,2514$1,325$91,029,9983Universal
4The Replacements$4,207,51816%2,754--$1,528$7,836,0311Warner Bros.
5What Lies Beneath$4,007,10237%2,92558$1,370$109,190,2214DreamWorks
7The Perfect Storm$1,202,11962%1,938-664$620$169,687,1387Warner Bros.