'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 Mon, Feb. 17 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Feb. 17 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
2The Jungle Book 2$2,668,948-27%2,808--$950$14,111,2061Disney
3How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days$1,995,301-57%2,9230$683$49,414,1162Paramount
5Shanghai Knights$1,760,478-44%2,7552$639$35,945,2922Disney
6Kangaroo Jack$1,082,248-21%2,535-313$427$58,959,4145Warner Bros.
7The Recruit$845,848-53%2,336-40$362$39,408,6693Disney
8Final Destination 2$580,849-60%2,238-596$260$36,163,1883New Line
9The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers$524,393-45%1,422-258$369$325,449,2359New Line
10The Hours$494,919-53%1,003454$493$26,533,8078Paramount