'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 Thu, Oct. 5 2000

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Oct. 5 2000LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Remember the Titans$1,655,07823%1,865--$887$26,655,4061Disney
2The Watcher$184,2877%2,636-141$70$26,697,8824Universal
3Nurse Betty$171,51810%1,489-2$115$21,938,5294USA Films
4Bring It On$160,22030%2,4669$65$60,236,2536Universal
5What Lies Beneath$122,79719%1,674-145$73$151,016,13911DreamWorks
6The Replacements$48,86115%1,156-209$42$41,143,5968Warner Bros.
7Nutty Professor II: The Klumps$37,82215%1,085-125$35$120,976,87810Universal