'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. 14 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jan. 14 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King$989,949-14%3,532-171$280$315,561,3404New Line
2Big Fish$936,784-15%2,4062281$389$26,520,8855Sony / Columbia
3Cold Mountain$667,785-7%2,30286$290$57,353,8413Miramax
4Something's Gotta Give$597,113-10%2,87668$208$94,326,0175Sony / Columbia
5Cheaper by the Dozen$468,264-9%3,238-69$145$102,613,6653Fox
6The Last Samurai$402,297-13%1,901-500$212$98,463,5276Warner Bros.
8Mona Lisa Smile$346,942-19%2,500-214$139$57,988,2534Sony / Columbia
9My Baby's Daddy$256,393-16%1,447--$177$8,445,4641Miramax
10Chasing Liberty$243,089-19%2,400--$101$6,918,6061Warner Bros.