'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 Tue, Sep. 19 2000

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Sep. 19 2000LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Watcher$521,62131%2,7453$190$18,297,0812Universal
2Nurse Betty$362,70219%1,46910$247$14,432,9982USA Films
3Bring It On$218,86520%2,42711$90$51,331,9044Universal
4What Lies Beneath$183,55630%2,007-159$91$145,900,9039DreamWorks
5Highlander: Endgame$107,87712%1,5461$70$10,251,9733Miramax / Dimension
6The Replacements$95,26732%1,713-345$56$40,125,0556Warner Bros.
7Nutty Professor II: The Klumps$56,5810%1,402-292$40$118,662,3448Universal