'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 Sat, Mar. 2 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Mar. 2 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1We Were Soldiers$8,688,07342%3,143--$2,764$14,811,2691Paramount
240 Days and 40 Nights$4,770,6608%2,225--$2,144$9,174,4451Miramax
3John Q.$3,916,56764%2,456-49$1,595$49,442,4453New Line
4Return to Never Land$3,153,034145%2,618-8$1,204$33,266,5113Disney
6Queen of the Damned$2,530,30146%2,5110$1,008$22,271,1132Warner Bros.
7Big Fat Liar$2,311,065120%2,232-205$1,035$37,436,6994Universal
8A Beautiful Mind$2,167,96774%1,962-107$1,105$137,698,8529Universal
9Crossroads (2002)$1,832,00554%2,301-80$796$30,168,8463Paramount
10The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring$1,521,19297%1,303-207$1,167$286,548,41011New Line