'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 Mon, Sep. 25 2000

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Sep. 25 2000LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Watcher$221,545-75%2,77732$80$22,980,5553Universal
2Nurse Betty$206,677-73%1,49122$139$18,529,2373USA Films
3Bring It On$171,254-83%2,45730$70$56,167,5165Universal
4What Lies Beneath$115,970-75%1,819-188$64$148,547,21910DreamWorks
5The Replacements$54,049-78%1,365-348$40$40,623,4227Warner Bros.
6Highlander: Endgame$51,845-71%1,331-215$39$10,676,9304Miramax / Dimension
7Nutty Professor II: The Klumps$42,905-86%1,210-192$35$120,053,2429Universal