'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 Mon, Jul. 21 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jul. 21 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Bad Boys II$6,017,365-55%3,186--$1,889$52,540,6681Sony / Columbia
2Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl$5,332,976-49%3,35990$1,588$138,340,7542Disney
3The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen$1,369,056-54%3,0020$456$43,900,4562Fox
4Johnny English$1,274,133-51%2,236--$570$10,408,1621Universal
5Finding Nemo$1,190,855-40%2,480-163$480$304,985,3968Disney
6Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines$1,153,800-59%3,404-100$339$129,047,7073Warner Bros.
7How to Deal$990,205-26%2,319--$427$6,801,7971New Line
8Legally Blonde 2: Red, White and Blonde$980,584-42%3,205-170$306$76,436,5383MGM
9Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle$572,251-47%2,261-941$253$89,807,4304Sony / Columbia
1028 Days Later$392,788-49%1,310-86$300$33,791,9164Fox Searchlight