'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. 25 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Feb. 25 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Old School$1,540,0894%2,689--$573$20,479,4711DreamWorks
4How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days$738,89225%2,9230$253$65,949,8033Paramount
5The Life of David Gale$551,81320%2,002--$276$8,128,9721Universal
6The Jungle Book 2$438,0756%2,8157$156$26,022,5222Disney
7Dark Blue$375,76211%2,176--$173$4,595,4681MGM / United Artists
8Shanghai Knights$368,73112%2,526-229$146$45,206,3513Disney
9Gods and Generals$338,178-3%1,533--$221$5,361,2251Warner Bros.
10The Recruit$274,58221%1,678-658$164$44,829,9444Disney