'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 Sat, Aug. 23 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Aug. 23 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Freddy Vs. Jason$5,288,39621%3,0140$1,755$57,710,8122New Line
2S.W.A.T.$4,263,32828%3,204-16$1,331$84,863,3353Sony / Columbia
3Open Range$3,954,95342%2,16388$1,828$26,584,6902Disney
4Freaky Friday (2003)$3,732,79818%3,05879$1,221$72,016,0203Disney
5The Medallion$3,067,15611%2,648--$1,158$5,835,8011Sony / TriStar
6Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl$3,028,60639%2,404-306$1,260$258,852,9167Disney
8American Wedding$2,195,38025%2,467-518$890$89,012,6114Universal
9Uptown Girls$2,151,3558%2,4950$862$20,857,8752MGM
10My Boss's Daughter$1,784,154-5%2,201--$811$3,659,1761Miramax / Dimension