'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 Thu, Oct. 7 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Oct. 7 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Shark Tale$2,056,9936%4,016--$512$56,021,1141DreamWorks
2Ladder 49$1,374,0522%3,260--$421$27,918,7481Disney
3The Forgotten$783,0449%3,14440$249$41,118,7192Sony / Columbia
4Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow$238,690-1%2,721-449$88$31,590,4953Paramount
5Resident Evil: Apocalypse$176,8023%1,986-850$89$47,756,5574Sony / Screen Gems
6Mr. 3000$149,4286%2,239-497$67$19,714,2593Disney
7First Daughter$145,10610%2,28020$64$7,687,4352Fox
8Cellular$138,3066%2,020-743$68$28,728,6154New Line
10Without a Paddle$73,96019%1,439-880$51$55,695,4647Paramount