'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 Wed, Jan. 7 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jan. 7 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King$1,805,867-10%3,7030$488$296,463,6713New Line
2Cold Mountain$955,4140%2,21653$431$46,542,8062Miramax
3Something's Gotta Give$927,6283%2,80899$330$83,881,5234Sony / Columbia
4Cheaper by the Dozen$819,806-10%3,3079$248$88,650,4412Fox
5The Last Samurai$648,697-4%2,401-156$270$92,012,9065Warner Bros.
7Mona Lisa Smile$618,233-4%2,71437$228$51,880,8703Sony / Columbia
8Peter Pan (2003)$350,566-11%2,8130$125$35,504,0952Universal
9Stuck on You$185,067-6%2,064-336$90$31,334,0824Fox
10Bad Santa$170,767-2%1,7100$100$57,482,1766Miramax / Dimension