'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 Thu, Jun. 3 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Jun. 3 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Shrek 2$5,075,193-6%4,22360$1,202$276,595,3252DreamWorks
2The Day After Tomorrow$4,144,614-14%3,425--$1,210$100,610,5721Fox
3Raising Helen$1,075,915-1%2,717--$396$17,514,8231Disney
4Troy$1,037,111-4%3,4110$304$113,313,3943Warner Bros.
5Mean Girls$502,450-1%2,618-436$192$75,235,7315Paramount
6Van Helsing$463,050-3%2,891-527$160$112,160,2284Universal
7Soul Plane$380,210-4%1,566--$243$8,231,9891MGM
8Man on Fire (2004)$195,188-5%1,426-678$137$74,331,2586Fox
913 Going on 30$115,4591%1,164-864$99$54,900,5186Sony / Columbia