'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, Apr. 13 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Apr. 13 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Anger Management$9,296,207-47%3,551--$2,618$42,220,5641Sony / Columbia
2Phone Booth$1,928,242-42%2,4898$775$26,716,7222Fox
3What a Girl Wants$1,624,115-43%2,9640$548$19,990,8412Warner Bros.
4A Man Apart$1,307,381-28%2,49536$524$18,280,1842New Line
5Bringing Down the House$1,047,542-50%2,830-80$370$117,617,4176Disney
6Head of State$954,573-48%2,256101$423$30,935,1983DreamWorks
7The Core$922,098-37%3,0190$305$25,756,6453Paramount
9Basic$539,279-43%2,246-630$240$23,740,8143Sony / Columbia
10Agent Cody Banks$504,448-36%2,007-324$251$42,549,0465MGM