'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, Feb. 7 2001

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Feb. 7 2001LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Wedding Planner$566,241-24%2,7850$203$29,624,9462Sony / Columbia
2Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon$454,238-14%1,163295$391$54,437,6059Sony Pictures Classics
3Traffic$392,397-20%1,580-1$248$65,395,1585USA Films
4Head Over Heels$198,450-23%2,338--$85$5,471,2551Universal
5Miss Congeniality$183,118-14%2,036-373$90$96,065,8707Warner Bros.