'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 Fri, Mar. 22 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Mar. 22 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Blade II$11,953,525--2,707--$4,416$11,953,5251New Line
2Ice Age$7,624,721205%3,34529$2,279$64,860,2092Fox
3E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (2002 re-issue)$4,826,715--3,007--$1,605$4,826,7151Universal
4Showtime$2,578,412206%2,9170$884$21,236,8262Warner Bros.
5Resident Evil$2,090,204120%2,5280$827$24,320,0732Sony / Screen Gems
6We Were Soldiers$1,680,465178%2,859-284$588$56,690,8834Paramount
7The Time Machine$1,534,756133%2,809-149$546$44,370,5553DreamWorks
8Sorority Boys$1,445,389--1,801--$803$1,445,3891Disney
9A Beautiful Mind$1,149,913212%1,455-78$790$151,776,02312Universal
1040 Days and 40 Nights$917,755136%1,831-481$501$32,334,3724Miramax