'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, Aug. 22 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Aug. 22 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Exorcist: The Beginning$4,697,070-26%2,803--$1,676$18,054,1321Warner Bros.
2Without a Paddle$3,490,383-34%2,730--$1,279$13,529,6821Paramount
3The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement$3,439,671-38%3,49018$986$61,216,0502Disney
4Alien Vs. Predator$3,418,197-33%3,4016$1,005$62,961,8492Fox
5Open Water$3,076,548-31%2,7092654$1,136$13,968,3591Lionsgate
7The Bourne Supremacy$1,671,155-42%2,532-444$660$150,389,7205Universal
8The Manchurian Candidate (2004)$1,051,996-42%1,920-692$548$54,545,6784Paramount
9Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie$1,022,282-28%2,4110$424$15,516,4232Warner Bros.
10The Village$949,320-41%2,249-893$422$107,047,8424Disney