'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 Tue, Dec. 24 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Dec. 24 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers$7,790,720-42%3,622--$2,151$123,347,0081New Line
2Two Weeks Notice$1,816,074-38%2,755--$659$19,076,9541Warner Bros.
3Gangs of New York$1,300,230-27%1,504--$865$12,576,9161Miramax
4The Santa Clause 2$1,084,992-16%1,701-506$638$132,215,3538Disney
5Maid in Manhattan$1,068,470-50%2,86628$373$38,482,5582Sony / Columbia
6The Wild Thornberrys Movie$865,802-48%3,012--$287$8,559,5091Paramount
7Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets$842,017-37%2,750-275$306$231,005,0986Warner Bros.
9Die Another Day$688,259-22%2,075-1302$332$140,070,2375MGM
10Star Trek: Nemesis$505,986-38%2,7110$187$27,791,8412Paramount