'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 Mon, Mar. 1 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Mar. 1 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Passion of the Christ$10,131,892-64%3,043--$3,330$135,317,2881Newmarket
250 First Dates$706,533-76%3,450-162$205$89,392,7133Sony / Columbia
4Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights$330,602-73%2,042--$162$6,142,1871Lions Gate
6The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King$278,729-58%1,112-295$251$364,398,41411New Line
7Broken Lizard's Club Dread$238,218-66%1,807--$132$3,274,0601Fox Searchlight
8Mystic River$236,236-50%1,125-227$210$82,488,99620Warner Bros.
10Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen$234,953-86%2,5030$94$17,139,7182Disney