'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, Jan. 2 2001

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Jan. 2 2001LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1What Women Want (2000)$2,703,673-52%3,0462$888$118,468,9553Paramount
2Miss Congeniality$2,454,150-47%2,6680$920$49,122,4642Warner Bros.
3The Family Man$1,687,461-58%2,3946$705$44,479,4642Universal
4Vertical Limit$1,006,006-51%2,45651$410$52,894,7414Sony / Columbia
5How the Grinch Stole Christmas$948,231-45%3,161-3$300$254,317,3897Universal
6102 Dalmatians$555,832-29%1,577-107$352$54,755,4916Disney
7Rugrats in Paris: The Movie$424,424-34%1,749-141$243$49,861,5867Paramount
8Proof of Life$362,318-58%2,0620$176$25,218,0874Warner Bros.