'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 Wed, Feb. 19 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Feb. 19 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
2How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days$1,062,070-20%2,9230$363$51,802,8732Paramount
4The Jungle Book 2$777,8481%2,808--$277$15,659,8981Disney
5Shanghai Knights$644,257-14%2,7552$234$37,339,6232Disney
6The Recruit$467,266-17%2,336-40$200$40,440,5943Disney
7Final Destination 2$365,394-10%2,238-596$163$36,934,0473New Line
8The Hours$340,951-8%1,003454$340$27,246,7668Paramount
9Kangaroo Jack$322,3256%2,535-313$127$59,585,0895Warner Bros.
10About Schmidt$243,090-12%1,208-32$201$51,848,59210New Line