'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 Sat, Aug. 28 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Aug. 28 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hero (2002)$6,600,222-1%2,031--$3,250$13,300,6571Miramax
2Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid$5,168,03718%2,905--$1,779$9,552,7711Sony / Screen Gems
3Without a Paddle$3,650,84337%2,7300$1,337$25,481,9272Paramount
4The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement$3,485,10649%3,331-159$1,046$72,806,8403Disney
5Exorcist: The Beginning$2,883,55231%2,81310$1,025$29,177,4412Warner Bros.
7Alien Vs. Predator$2,086,73052%2,880-521$725$70,729,1413Fox
8The Bourne Supremacy$2,078,07455%2,079-453$1,000$156,517,3006Universal
9Open Water$1,971,76042%2,7090$728$21,339,9752Lionsgate
10Suspect Zero$1,369,49927%1,500--$913$2,446,4191Paramount