'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, Aug. 2 2001

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Aug. 2 2001LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Planet of the Apes (2001)$5,731,155-8%3,500--$1,637$96,204,9011Fox
2Jurassic Park III$2,286,873-1%3,4395$665$134,748,7752Universal
3America's Sweethearts$1,810,1940%3,0110$601$66,636,0352Sony / Columbia
4The Score$768,1500%2,21151$347$52,310,0203Paramount
5The Fast and the Furious$572,3250%2,385-347$240$134,839,4346Universal
7Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within$213,2104%2,028-621$105$31,185,1753Sony / Columbia