'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, Jan. 24 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Jan. 24 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Along Came Polly$7,592,06551%2,99511$2,535$49,536,2532Universal
2The Butterfly Effect$6,878,70114%2,605--$2,641$12,923,1031New Line
3Big Fish$3,340,15970%2,438-76$1,370$47,130,8727Sony / Columbia
4Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!$3,203,72822%2,711--$1,182$5,838,4171DreamWorks
5Cheaper by the Dozen$3,163,518105%2,810-215$1,126$120,853,8295Fox
6The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King$3,158,131109%2,558-445$1,235$335,705,5926New Line
7Cold Mountain$2,418,52088%2,8020$863$71,283,5195Miramax
8Torque$2,012,73354%2,4630$817$16,106,7752Warner Bros.
9Something's Gotta Give$1,984,65085%2,143-359$926$106,092,8287Sony / Columbia
10Mystic River$1,617,754119%1,3271194$1,219$57,767,97915Warner Bros.