'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, Feb. 4 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Feb. 4 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Recruit$1,164,6052%2,376--$490$18,602,9151Disney
2Final Destination 2$950,626-4%2,834--$335$17,957,8171New Line
3Biker Boyz$433,189-14%1,766--$245$11,044,3531DreamWorks
4The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers$361,03515%2,175-491$166$316,702,5937New Line
5Catch Me If You Can (2002)$355,49526%2,316-460$153$152,802,9566DreamWorks
6About Schmidt$345,29625%1,2360$279$43,125,8668New Line
7Darkness Falls$309,4082%2,86528$108$22,414,8702Sony / Columbia
8Kangaroo Jack$261,225-4%2,8480$92$46,423,0433Warner Bros.
9Just Married$232,32618%2,408-297$96$50,159,8804Fox
10National Security$216,2661%2,494-235$87$32,782,0043Sony / Columbia