'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 Sun, Sep. 14 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Sep. 14 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Once Upon a Time in Mexico$6,267,506-25%3,282--$1,910$23,423,3071Sony / Columbia
2Matchstick Men$3,105,760-47%2,711--$1,146$13,087,9641Warner Bros.
3Cabin Fever$2,127,974-37%2,087--$1,020$8,634,7251Lionsgate
4Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star$1,235,580-49%2,08357$593$12,869,8332Paramount
5Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl$1,160,746-47%2,029-174$572$287,886,49510Disney
6Freaky Friday (2003)$1,090,547-46%2,567-406$425$101,966,3516Disney
7Jeepers Creepers II$792,441-42%2,784-340$285$31,867,9393MGM / United Artists
9S.W.A.T.$683,558-45%2,062-538$332$112,790,9426Sony / Columbia
10Open Range$672,569-47%2,063-205$326$53,484,9135Disney