'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, Feb. 15 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Feb. 15 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
2How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days$7,298,1168%2,9230$2,497$42,740,4472Paramount
4The Jungle Book 2$4,700,49952%2,808--$1,674$7,798,2921Disney
5Shanghai Knights$4,357,12323%2,7552$1,582$31,035,2862Disney
6The Recruit$2,646,75034%2,336-40$1,133$36,755,5443Disney
7Final Destination 2$2,185,7609%2,238-596$977$34,117,1753New Line
8Kangaroo Jack$1,715,15899%2,535-313$677$56,500,2575Warner Bros.
9Deliver Us from Eva$1,590,0695%1,1390$1,396$10,944,5562Focus
10The Hours$1,448,53867%1,003454$1,444$24,993,5918Paramount