'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. 27 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Apr. 27 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Scorpion King$7,846,55056%3,4495$2,275$56,158,7762Universal
2Changing Lanes$4,093,03860%2,6420$1,549$42,223,7423Paramount
3Murder by Numbers$2,807,53449%2,6630$1,054$16,686,3782Warner Bros.
4Life or Something Like It$2,563,44917%2,606--$984$4,759,3551Fox
5Jason X$2,557,482-1%1,878--$1,362$5,150,6911New Line
6The Rookie (2002)$2,548,67076%2,54336$1,002$59,155,9655Disney
7Ice Age$2,206,38697%2,594-226$851$164,133,7267Fox
8Panic Room$1,909,47157%2,463-362$775$89,093,6655Sony / Columbia
9High Crimes$1,444,05754%2,054-355$703$34,360,7704Fox
10The Sweetest Thing$1,221,74930%2,124-546$575$20,536,6663Sony / Columbia