'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 Fri, May. 7 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, May. 7 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Van Helsing$19,519,792--3,575--$5,460$19,519,7921Universal
2Mean Girls$4,704,322493%2,972133$1,583$33,103,0782Paramount
3Man on Fire (2004)$2,269,433193%2,846-140$797$50,386,6653Fox
4New York Minute$2,185,464--3,006--$727$2,185,4641Warner Bros.
513 Going on 30$1,681,656336%3,158-295$533$38,742,0873Sony / Columbia
6Laws of Attraction$1,057,903224%2,4490$432$9,476,8382New Line
7Kill Bill Vol. 2$911,890110%1,952-722$467$55,695,3034Miramax
10The Punisher$351,81535%1,435-832$245$31,308,0944Lionsgate