'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 Wed, May. 12 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, May. 12 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Van Helsing$2,860,899-12%3,575--$800$61,811,8051Universal
2Mean Girls$731,185-10%2,972133$246$44,452,4462Paramount
3Man on Fire (2004)$674,524-1%2,846-140$237$58,435,2983Fox
413 Going on 30$374,269-5%3,158-295$119$44,024,8083Sony / Columbia
5Kill Bill Vol. 2$352,593-5%1,952-722$181$58,897,4994Miramax
6Laws of Attraction$307,179-2%2,4490$125$12,997,7792New Line
8New York Minute$241,381-5%3,006--$80$6,726,4701Warner Bros.
10The Punisher$130,375-4%1,435-832$91$32,490,7714Lionsgate