'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 Fri, Nov. 23 2001

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Nov. 23 2001LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone$22,987,35588%3,6720$6,260$152,478,8862Warner Bros.
2Monsters, Inc.$9,913,708122%3,649188$2,717$178,088,1244Disney
3Spy Game$8,434,76167%2,770--$3,045$17,313,0121Universal
4Black Knight$4,400,89581%2,571--$1,712$8,708,1871Fox
5Shallow Hal$3,391,76074%2,643-156$1,283$49,874,0973Fox
6Out Cold (2001)$1,827,79090%2,011--$909$3,996,6711Disney
7The One (2001)$836,06561%1,727-706$484$40,639,7984Sony / Columbia