'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 Fri, Sep. 17 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Sep. 17 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow$5,175,030--3,170--$1,633$5,175,0301Paramount
2Mr. 3000$2,845,539--2,736--$1,040$2,845,5391Disney
3Resident Evil: Apocalypse$2,649,282119%3,2840$807$31,024,8252Sony / Screen Gems
5Cellular$2,174,486202%2,7490$791$15,092,9372New Line
6Without a Paddle$1,115,096229%2,610-144$427$47,809,6385Paramount
7Hero (2002)$810,31591%1,926-249$421$44,069,9114Miramax
8Napoleon Dynamite$741,119222%1,024103$724$31,795,14515Fox Searchlight
10The Bourne Supremacy$556,707157%1,236-258$450$169,182,2779Universal