'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, Jan. 11 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Jan. 11 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Just Married$7,372,45117%2,766--$2,665$13,680,5401Fox
2The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers$6,637,76870%3,477-145$1,909$279,200,5314New Line
3Catch Me If You Can (2002)$6,597,16645%3,22555$2,046$115,888,7473DreamWorks
4Two Weeks Notice$2,960,12839%2,7550$1,074$77,243,2124Warner Bros.
5Maid in Manhattan$2,349,78355%2,926-124$803$82,566,5415Sony / Columbia
6Gangs of New York$2,065,04346%2,34035$882$53,576,5574Miramax
7Antwone Fisher$1,676,18742%1,007815$1,665$9,503,1134Fox Searchlight
8The Wild Thornberrys Movie$1,389,852252%2,608-273$533$34,108,2294Paramount
10Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets$1,102,423145%1,550-465$711$254,602,4629Warner Bros.