'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 Mon, Apr. 29 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Apr. 29 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Scorpion King$1,036,502-80%3,4495$301$62,352,0462Universal
2Changing Lanes$561,456-76%2,6420$213$45,141,4743Paramount
3Murder by Numbers$454,971-73%2,6630$171$18,817,4482Warner Bros.
4Life or Something Like It$391,331-73%2,606--$150$6,610,6541Fox
5Jason X$382,443-74%1,878--$204$7,031,5701New Line
6Panic Room$284,425-74%2,463-362$115$90,466,5135Sony / Columbia
7The Rookie (2002)$262,331-84%2,54336$103$61,032,9595Disney
8The Sweetest Thing$227,962-69%2,124-546$107$21,510,2333Sony / Columbia
9Ice Age$206,595-88%2,594-226$80$166,037,2267Fox
10High Crimes$204,046-72%2,054-355$99$35,297,2254Fox