'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 Fri, Sep. 20 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Sep. 20 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
2The Banger Sisters$3,295,965--2,738--$1,204$3,295,9651Fox Searchlight
3My Big Fat Greek Wedding$2,900,882224%1,85389$1,566$103,771,07123IFC Films
4Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever$2,415,745--2,705--$893$2,415,7451Warner Bros.
5The Four Feathers$2,331,640--1,912--$1,219$2,331,6401Paramount
6One Hour Photo$1,434,075166%1,332120$1,077$18,550,2245Fox Searchlight
8Stealing Harvard$1,086,286328%2,3660$459$8,389,6322Sony / Columbia
9Trapped$1,063,475--2,227--$478$1,063,4751Sony / Columbia