'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 Tue, Aug. 12 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Aug. 12 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1S.W.A.T.$4,047,703-11%3,202--$1,264$45,666,4801Sony / Columbia
2Freaky Friday (2003)$3,264,282-4%2,954--$1,105$39,756,9961Disney
3American Wedding$2,080,345-1%3,1753$655$69,391,7282Universal
4Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl$1,853,8981%3,170-220$585$236,439,6705Disney
6Spy Kids 3D: Game Over$1,291,3651%3,38824$381$89,679,1173Miramax / Dimension
7Lara Croft, Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life$741,0245%3,036-186$244$55,164,0713Paramount
8Bad Boys II$733,5664%2,449-573$300$124,536,3084Sony / Columbia
9Finding Nemo$427,6167%1,502-275$285$325,741,55911Disney
10Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines$228,2046%1,275-635$179$146,436,8106Warner Bros.