'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, Jan. 3 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Jan. 3 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring$3,767,439-18%3,3590$1,122$182,499,3582New Line
2Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius$1,726,549-19%3,15112$548$53,321,7762Paramount
3Ocean's Eleven$1,710,701-23%3,0750$556$140,912,4054Warner Bros.
4Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone$1,268,959-21%3,186-125$398$294,622,2377Warner Bros.
5Vanilla Sky$1,143,223-19%2,7440$417$73,870,6033Paramount
6Ali$1,052,186-22%2,4460$430$42,459,5781Sony / Columbia
7Monsters, Inc.$694,300-21%1,701-396$408$240,759,3779Disney
8Joe Somebody$594,682-18%2,51711$236$17,306,7012Fox
9How High$540,941-17%1,2715$426$20,868,8762Universal
10Not Another Teen Movie$503,334-18%2,3650$213$33,135,9773Sony / Columbia