'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, Dec. 5 2001

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Dec. 5 2001LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone$1,305,464-8%3,6720$356$223,731,6523Warner Bros.
2Behind Enemy Lines (2001)$1,024,727-16%2,770--$370$22,152,3261Fox
3Spy Game$677,839-14%2,7700$245$48,810,3822Universal
4Monsters, Inc.$427,811-9%3,390-259$126$205,332,5365Disney
5Black Knight$273,671-8%2,534-37$108$23,635,4902Fox
6Shallow Hal$268,998-12%2,428-215$111$61,937,4664Fox
7Out Cold (2001)$135,368-17%2,0110$67$10,716,1732Disney