'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. 26 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Feb. 26 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Old School$1,456,756-5%2,689--$542$21,936,2271DreamWorks
4How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days$687,511-7%2,9230$235$66,637,3143Paramount
5The Life of David Gale$490,654-11%2,002--$245$8,619,6261Universal
6The Jungle Book 2$447,8532%2,8157$159$26,470,3752Disney
7Shanghai Knights$341,173-7%2,526-229$135$45,547,5243Disney
8Dark Blue$321,537-14%2,176--$148$4,917,0051MGM / United Artists
9Gods and Generals$308,848-9%1,533--$201$5,670,0731Warner Bros.
10The Recruit$266,409-3%1,678-658$159$45,096,3534Disney