'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, Oct. 2 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Oct. 2 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Shark Tale$21,085,77463%4,016--$5,250$34,005,8421DreamWorks
2Ladder 49$9,365,58025%3,260--$2,873$16,830,5921Disney
3The Forgotten$5,358,88643%3,14440$1,704$35,379,7732Sony / Columbia
4Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow$1,369,95035%2,721-449$503$29,692,6273Paramount
5Mr. 3000$1,236,33375%2,239-497$552$18,517,9003Disney
6Resident Evil: Apocalypse$1,017,42562%1,986-850$512$46,359,0624Sony / Screen Gems
7First Daughter$987,16248%2,28020$433$6,618,9822Fox
8Cellular$937,28354%2,020-743$464$27,699,7834New Line
10Without a Paddle$644,48170%1,439-880$448$55,159,2617Paramount