'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, Aug. 15 2001

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Aug. 15 2001LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1American Pie 2$4,686,490-18%3,063--$1,530$62,055,0671Universal
2Rush Hour 2$3,273,895-18%3,1180$1,050$144,245,8252New Line
3The Princess Diaries$2,014,970-9%2,706169$745$58,594,4482Disney
4The Others$1,657,907-12%1,678--$988$19,548,7401Miramax
5Planet of the Apes (2001)$1,241,025-15%3,401-129$365$152,839,4213Fox
6Jurassic Park III$809,945-15%3,175-287$255$163,079,0344Universal