'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 Sun, Apr. 21 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Apr. 21 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Scorpion King$9,247,314-35%3,444--$2,685$36,076,3541Universal
2Changing Lanes$2,786,540-45%2,64229$1,055$32,764,7582Paramount
3Murder by Numbers$2,327,813-42%2,663--$874$9,307,6351Warner Bros.
4Ice Age$1,846,041-29%2,820-191$655$159,628,3226Fox
5The Rookie (2002)$1,759,318-39%2,507-13$702$53,832,5334Disney
6Panic Room$1,486,098-46%2,825-294$526$84,423,2494Sony / Columbia
7The Sweetest Thing$1,266,453-41%2,6700$474$16,912,5882Sony / Columbia
8High Crimes$907,511-50%2,409-338$377$30,907,5223Fox