'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, Sep. 19 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Sep. 19 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow$3,875,334-41%3,170--$1,223$15,579,9421Paramount
2Resident Evil: Apocalypse$2,426,830-32%3,2840$739$37,031,7442Sony / Screen Gems
3Mr. 3000$1,951,576-50%2,736--$713$8,680,0251Disney
4Cellular$1,606,224-47%2,7490$584$19,713,3722New Line
6Without a Paddle$827,937-51%2,610-144$317$50,326,0575Paramount
7Hero (2002)$785,861-37%1,926-249$408$46,097,8254Miramax
8The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement$536,996-43%1,902-550$282$91,898,1166Disney
10Napoleon Dynamite$503,390-52%1,024103$492$33,339,90915Fox Searchlight