'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, Nov. 15 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Nov. 15 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Elf$11,814,45562%3,38144$3,494$63,130,3422New Line
2Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World$10,739,51833%3,101--$3,463$18,792,2071Fox
3The Matrix Revolutions$7,341,27250%3,5020$2,096$110,098,5532Warner Bros.
4Brother Bear$5,688,284124%3,0300$1,877$59,230,4753Disney
5Looney Tunes: Back in Action$4,306,13496%2,903--$1,483$6,501,4561Warner Bros.
6Love Actually$3,772,43044%1,177601$3,205$16,562,1032Universal
7Scary Movie 3$2,849,95749%2,960-328$963$101,009,7244Miramax / Dimension
8Radio$2,215,77945%2,416-395$917$42,455,7374Sony / Columbia
9Mystic River$1,563,52774%1,550-31$1,009$44,788,0335Warner Bros.
10Runaway Jury$1,353,22463%1,582-551$855$43,917,8995Fox