'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, Sep. 28 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Sep. 28 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Sweet Home Alabama$14,707,66312%3,293--$4,466$27,825,1421Disney
2The Tuxedo$6,329,24238%3,022--$2,094$10,924,8861DreamWorks
4My Big Fat Greek Wedding$4,345,23946%1,841-12$2,360$121,095,12624IFC Films
5The Banger Sisters$2,371,22434%2,7380$866$17,531,7642Fox Searchlight
6The Four Feathers$1,574,56235%2,187275$720$11,561,3862Paramount
7One Hour Photo$1,387,55646%1,307-25$1,062$25,422,2006Fox Searchlight
8Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever$1,160,83344%2,7050$429$10,818,3552Warner Bros.