'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, Oct. 7 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Oct. 7 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1School of Rock$1,062,724-30%2,614--$407$22,208,4151Paramount
2Out of Time$1,027,118-11%3,076--$334$18,367,6961MGM
3Under the Tuscan Sun$727,29814%1,697471$429$22,107,7822Disney
4The Rundown$632,853-9%3,1542$201$33,991,6382Universal
5Underworld$453,550-3%2,715-213$167$45,733,3883Sony / Screen Gems
6Secondhand Lions$333,439-21%3,032-6$110$31,385,8233New Line
7Once Upon a Time in Mexico$238,8665%2,097-825$114$53,533,5924Sony / Columbia
8Cold Creek Manor$202,0915%1,938-97$104$18,735,2243Disney
9Matchstick Men$182,7261%2,007-659$91$34,555,0044Warner Bros.
10The Fighting Temptations$165,147-32%1,762-264$94$24,983,3593Paramount