'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, Aug. 1 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Aug. 1 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1American Wedding$12,228,837--3,172--$3,855$12,228,8371Universal
2Spy Kids 3D: Game Over$6,089,64971%3,36420$1,810$55,099,5122Miramax / Dimension
3Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl$5,651,42466%3,390-26$1,667$196,340,6264Disney
5Bad Boys II$3,765,27864%3,022-180$1,246$102,376,3283Sony / Columbia
6Lara Croft, Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life$3,555,58064%3,2220$1,104$34,816,0382Paramount
7Gigli$1,449,210--2,215--$654$1,449,2101Sony / Columbia
8Finding Nemo$1,117,13537%1,777-248$629$317,277,32910Disney
9The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen$951,60642%2,007-525$474$56,639,3864Fox
10Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines$829,11643%1,910-750$434$140,700,5345Warner Bros.