'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, Jul. 20 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Jul. 20 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Bad Boys II$13,435,866-17%3,186--$4,217$46,523,3031Sony / Columbia
2Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl$10,433,885-20%3,35990$3,106$133,007,7782Disney
3The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen$3,007,050-24%3,0020$1,002$42,531,4002Fox
4Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines$2,820,008-23%3,404-100$828$127,893,9073Warner Bros.
5Johnny English$2,616,349-23%2,236--$1,170$9,134,0291Universal
6Finding Nemo$1,979,507-24%2,480-163$798$303,794,5418Disney
7Legally Blonde 2: Red, White and Blonde$1,689,736-28%3,205-170$527$75,455,9543MGM
8How to Deal$1,344,411-24%2,319--$580$5,811,5921New Line
9Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle$1,081,031-26%2,261-941$478$89,235,1794Sony / Columbia
1028 Days Later$776,082-19%1,310-86$592$33,399,1284Fox Searchlight