'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 Tue, Sep. 28 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Sep. 28 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Forgotten$1,467,2931%3,104--$473$23,943,7891Sony / Columbia
2Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow$486,868-3%3,1700$154$26,506,1732Paramount
3Resident Evil: Apocalypse$337,714-1%2,836-448$119$44,139,9483Sony / Screen Gems
4Mr. 3000$324,8623%2,7360$119$16,059,0972Disney
5Cellular$303,22913%2,76314$110$25,652,5253New Line
7First Daughter$258,073-2%2,260--$114$4,523,7981Fox
8Without a Paddle$178,53214%2,319-291$77$53,819,0986Paramount
10Napoleon Dynamite$125,118-6%1,0240$122$35,977,28516Fox Searchlight