'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 Fri, Mar. 14 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Mar. 14 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Bringing Down the House$6,745,546239%2,8010$2,408$45,978,6382Disney
2The Hunted$4,476,184--2,516--$1,779$4,476,1841Paramount
3Agent Cody Banks$4,185,108--3,369--$1,242$4,185,1081MGM
4Tears of the Sun$2,561,724130%2,9730$862$24,575,4672Sony / Columbia
5Old School$2,112,350163%2,452-255$861$56,218,7594DreamWorks
7How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days$1,553,451181%2,430-467$639$90,592,8536Paramount
8Willard$1,394,582--1,761--$792$1,394,5821New Line
10Cradle 2 the Grave$829,935102%2,150-475$386$29,548,4263Warner Bros.