'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 Sun, Mar. 9 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Mar. 9 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Bringing Down the House$7,901,620-41%2,801--$2,821$31,101,1911Disney
2Tears of the Sun$4,510,138-33%2,973--$1,517$17,055,9101Sony / Columbia
3Old School$2,453,835-36%2,707-35$906$50,769,4763DreamWorks
5Cradle 2 the Grave$1,818,259-35%2,6250$693$26,882,4022Warner Bros.
6How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days$1,563,242-48%2,897-26$540$86,885,9015Paramount
7The Jungle Book 2$1,462,607-24%2,553-261$573$39,522,1534Disney
9Shanghai Knights$720,329-41%1,905-610$378$54,747,1145Disney
10The Life of David Gale$561,425-42%1,872-131$300$17,110,6893Universal