'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, Jul. 25 2001

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jul. 25 2001LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Jurassic Park III$4,773,251-17%3,4340$1,390$97,748,9861Universal
2America's Sweethearts$3,108,265-17%3,011--$1,032$40,632,7961Sony / Columbia
3The Score$1,202,726-12%2,16031$557$40,961,8102Paramount
4The Fast and the Furious$792,779-9%2,732-167$290$127,570,8305Universal
5Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within$502,661-22%2,6490$190$28,532,3072Sony / Columbia