'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 Mon, Mar. 4 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Mar. 4 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1We Were Soldiers$1,660,111-69%3,143--$528$21,873,2391Paramount
240 Days and 40 Nights$891,420-71%2,225--$401$13,123,5901Miramax
3John Q.$549,817-75%2,456-49$224$52,205,5893New Line
4Queen of the Damned$447,121-73%2,5110$178$24,364,7572Warner Bros.
6Return to Never Land$377,709-84%2,618-8$144$36,061,5353Disney
7A Beautiful Mind$333,618-73%1,962-107$170$139,268,1619Universal
8Big Fat Liar$223,063-86%2,232-205$100$39,254,9814Universal
9The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring$220,225-78%1,303-207$169$287,791,67311New Line
10Crossroads (2002)$174,906-83%2,301-80$76$31,379,7543Paramount