'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, Aug. 18 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Aug. 18 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Freddy Vs. Jason$3,695,141-61%3,014--$1,226$40,123,7231New Line
2S.W.A.T.$2,053,312-61%3,22018$638$71,726,7152Sony / Columbia
3Freaky Friday (2003)$1,775,363-52%2,97925$596$60,191,9232Disney
4Open Range$1,631,737-60%2,075--$786$15,678,6921Disney
5Uptown Girls$1,504,474-49%2,495--$603$12,781,3911MGM
6Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl$1,267,037-54%2,710-460$468$249,989,0606Disney
7American Wedding$1,089,574-55%2,985-190$365$81,946,6243Universal
9Spy Kids 3D: Game Over$628,330-63%3,003-385$209$97,536,7344Miramax / Dimension
10Bad Boys II$370,054-61%1,785-664$207$129,229,1395Sony / Columbia