'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 Tue, Mar. 9 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Mar. 9 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Passion of the Christ$4,827,868-4%3,170127$1,523$223,721,9082Newmarket
2Starsky & Hutch$1,938,087-4%3,185--$609$32,052,4361Warner Bros.
450 First Dates$502,03815%3,040-410$165$100,290,8804Sony / Columbia
6The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King$239,7058%1,903791$126$368,677,42212New Line
7Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights$228,69618%2,0420$112$10,577,6012Lions Gate
10Mystic River$159,83717%1,051-74$152$85,493,25021Warner Bros.