'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, May. 31 2001

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, May. 31 2001LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Pearl Harbor$4,215,458-5%3,214--$1,312$89,294,0081Disney
3The Mummy Returns$872,3602%3,553101$246$173,427,4594Universal
4A Knight's Tale$554,5577%2,964-16$187$11,827,7593Sony / Columbia
5Angel Eyes$403,956-1%2,40732$168$5,672,6922Warner Bros.
6Bridget Jones's Diary$312,593-2%1,741-401$180$17,594,0137Miramax
7Along Came a Spider$144,4445%1,408-500$103$17,603,2758Paramount
8Driven$113,3265%1,523-488$74$7,323,3725Warner Bros.