'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, Jan. 9 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jan. 9 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring$1,525,276-23%3,38122$451$210,721,7813New Line
2A Beautiful Mind$1,362,014-9%1,8531328$735$41,892,0721Universal
3Ocean's Eleven$718,842-18%2,770-305$260$154,240,3615Warner Bros.
4Vanilla Sky$559,776-21%2,84298$197$82,834,3594Paramount
5Kate & Leopold$460,941-15%2,467--$187$10,103,8342Miramax
6Ali$396,679-25%2,4460$162$50,838,3962Sony / Columbia
7Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone$286,969-16%2,681-505$107$301,519,7788Warner Bros.
8Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius$256,336-15%3,1510$81$63,313,4683Paramount
9How High$248,068-15%1,2732$195$24,936,6853Universal
10Not Another Teen Movie$159,476-19%2,168-197$74$35,774,0384Sony / Columbia