'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, Apr. 3 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Apr. 3 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hellboy$8,708,1921%3,028--$2,876$17,330,5081Sony / Columbia
2Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed$6,724,34288%3,3120$2,030$45,264,1512Warner Bros.
3Walking Tall$6,183,11516%2,836--$2,180$11,518,0221MGM
4Home on the Range$5,806,10546%3,047--$1,906$9,770,2321Disney
5The Passion of the Christ$4,096,27464%3,408194$1,202$326,855,2436Newmarket
6The Prince and Me$3,924,35417%2,682--$1,463$7,272,1741Paramount
7The Ladykillers$3,117,17143%1,5874$1,964$21,699,0032Disney
8Jersey Girl$2,178,18225%1,821301$1,196$14,626,1532Miramax
9Dawn of the Dead (2004)$1,944,01235%2,357-391$825$50,554,2133Universal
10Taking Lives$1,452,69032%2,010-695$723$26,530,9173Warner Bros.