'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 Wed, Jan. 10 2001

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jan. 10 2001LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Traffic$1,327,284-15%1,510--$879$20,196,6361USA Films
2What Women Want (2000)$948,588-15%3,0526$311$140,923,3844Paramount
3Miss Congeniality$812,751-15%2,6680$305$68,236,6293Warner Bros.
4The Family Man$566,686-13%2,41016$235$57,684,1253Universal
5How the Grinch Stole Christmas$102,545-20%2,594-567$40$258,193,6268Universal
6Proof of Life$102,101-14%1,381-681$74$26,352,2215Warner Bros.