'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 Sun, Jun. 6 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Jun. 6 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban$23,925,524-24%3,855--$6,206$93,687,6801Warner Bros.
2Shrek 2$11,914,520-23%4,131-92$2,884$314,525,9423DreamWorks
3The Day After Tomorrow$8,044,827-29%3,44419$2,336$128,479,4322Fox
4Troy$1,838,885-25%2,750-661$669$119,291,9024Warner Bros.
5Raising Helen$1,786,792-33%2,7214$657$24,065,5782Disney
6Mean Girls$791,006-35%1,817-801$435$78,161,3146Paramount
7Soul Plane$766,194-34%1,5660$489$10,986,0942MGM
8Van Helsing$689,561-33%2,059-832$335$114,599,7925Universal