'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, Apr. 13 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Apr. 13 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Changing Lanes$7,584,71339%2,613--$2,903$13,038,3171Paramount
2Panic Room$4,908,26451%3,11966$1,574$70,953,0323Sony / Columbia
3Ice Age$4,068,649101%3,011-189$1,351$149,138,6575Fox
4The Sweetest Thing$3,841,20410%2,670--$1,439$7,326,3661Sony / Columbia
5The Rookie (2002)$3,829,55868%2,520-4$1,520$43,323,4163Disney
6High Crimes$3,508,61148%2,74730$1,277$23,409,4142Fox
8Blade II$1,948,36072%2,174-387$896$73,013,0264New Line
10National Lampoon's Van Wilder$1,675,18717%2,10482$796$12,572,9012Artisan