'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. 23 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Mar. 23 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Ice Age$13,598,00178%3,34529$4,065$78,458,2102Fox
2Blade II$12,274,1283%2,707--$4,534$24,227,6531New Line
3E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (2002 re-issue)$5,728,72519%3,007--$1,905$10,555,4401Universal
4Showtime$3,757,68946%2,9170$1,288$24,994,5152Warner Bros.
5Resident Evil$2,811,53235%2,5280$1,112$27,131,6052Sony / Screen Gems
6We Were Soldiers$2,770,73565%2,859-284$969$59,461,6184Paramount
7The Time Machine$2,424,40958%2,809-149$863$46,794,9643DreamWorks
8A Beautiful Mind$2,000,99774%1,455-78$1,375$153,777,02012Universal
9Sorority Boys$1,687,12717%1,801--$937$3,132,5161Disney
1040 Days and 40 Nights$1,202,50931%1,831-481$657$33,536,8814Miramax