'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. 16 2001

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Aug. 16 2001LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1American Pie 2$4,119,045-12%3,063--$1,345$66,174,1121Universal
2Rush Hour 2$2,661,481-19%3,1180$854$146,907,3062New Line
3The Princess Diaries$2,037,2221%2,706169$753$60,631,6702Disney
4The Others$1,716,7304%1,678--$1,023$21,265,4701Miramax
5Planet of the Apes (2001)$1,258,9581%3,401-129$370$154,098,3793Fox
6Jurassic Park III$809,1260%3,175-287$255$163,888,1604Universal