'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, May. 18 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, May. 18 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones$31,253,60028%3,161--$9,887$85,799,2931Fox
2Spider-Man$20,012,54469%3,6150$5,536$272,387,4443Sony / Columbia
4About a Boy$3,669,44840%1,207--$3,040$6,282,7461Universal
5The New Guy$2,833,41237%2,6870$1,054$15,724,1452Sony / Columbia
6Changing Lanes$1,397,25470%2,158-352$647$60,688,4166Paramount
7The Scorpion King$1,315,01778%2,555-664$515$84,336,5885Universal
8The Rookie (2002)$845,50483%1,849-268$457$70,093,1918Disney
9Murder by Numbers$764,19565%1,580-536$484$29,465,6965Warner Bros.
10Ice Age$503,257160%1,180-544$426$172,008,40110Fox