'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, Mar. 6 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Mar. 6 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Passion of the Christ$21,929,51760%3,170127$6,918$196,237,7122Newmarket
2Starsky & Hutch$11,675,62823%3,185--$3,666$21,202,3521Warner Bros.
450 First Dates$3,538,03250%3,040-410$1,164$97,618,1504Sony / Columbia
6Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen$1,941,34190%2,180-323$891$20,718,1143Disney
7The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King$1,433,54899%1,903791$753$367,331,57812New Line
8Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights$1,247,48422%2,0420$611$9,461,3562Lions Gate