'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, Jan. 17 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jan. 17 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1National Security$4,484,239--2,729--$1,643$4,484,2391Sony / Columbia
2Just Married$3,724,242278%2,7693$1,345$25,282,9202Fox
3Kangaroo Jack$3,723,366--2,818--$1,321$3,723,3661Warner Bros.
4Catch Me If You Can (2002)$2,985,386175%3,050-175$979$126,782,6604DreamWorks
5The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers$2,664,510169%3,110-367$857$290,294,0215New Line
6A Guy Thing$2,464,647--2,515--$980$2,464,6471MGM
7Two Weeks Notice$1,176,490152%2,240-515$525$82,072,4395Warner Bros.
8Gangs of New York$975,441126%2,170-170$450$57,745,6215Miramax
9Maid in Manhattan$854,511142%2,171-755$394$86,110,1856Sony / Columbia
10Antwone Fisher$736,887173%1,02114$722$12,263,8065Fox Searchlight