'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 Sun, Aug. 12 2001

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Aug. 12 2001LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1American Pie 2$13,477,252-11%3,063--$4,400$45,116,8701Universal
2Rush Hour 2$10,016,279-22%3,1180$3,212$132,989,7352New Line
3The Princess Diaries$4,165,538-22%2,706169$1,539$52,096,7232Disney
4The Others$4,132,844-21%1,678--$2,463$14,092,6531Miramax
5Planet of the Apes (2001)$3,901,925-28%3,401-129$1,147$148,720,4873Fox
6Jurassic Park III$2,286,047-25%3,175-287$720$160,397,1384Universal