'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 Sun, Dec. 15 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Dec. 15 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Maid in Manhattan$4,646,914-38%2,838--$1,637$18,712,7221Sony / Columbia
2Star Trek: Nemesis$4,205,040-36%2,711--$1,551$18,512,7021Paramount
4Die Another Day$2,023,833-43%3,37730$599$131,855,2494MGM
5Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets$2,008,679-30%3,025-362$664$222,623,7595Warner Bros.
6The Hot Chick$1,765,559-42%2,217--$796$7,402,4671Disney
7Analyze That$1,370,891-45%2,6350$520$19,779,7192Warner Bros.
8The Santa Clause 2$1,205,890-35%2,207-149$546$125,425,4437Disney
9Treasure Planet$1,005,231-32%2,192-1035$459$27,906,6913Disney
10Eight Crazy Nights$460,552-43%2,177-326$212$22,551,2303Sony / Columbia