'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. 23 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Oct. 23 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Grudge$15,584,9787%3,245--$4,803$30,142,0311Sony / Columbia
2Shark Tale$6,512,34179%3,656-292$1,781$132,821,3874DreamWorks
3Shall We Dance (2004)$3,681,94038%2,419647$1,522$22,176,1232Miramax
4Friday Night Lights$3,087,83826%2,969205$1,040$45,858,7713Universal
5Team America: World Police$2,624,54521%2,62081$1,002$20,524,9012Paramount
6Ladder 49$2,439,54545%2,802-453$871$60,162,1734Disney
7Surviving Christmas$1,888,25436%2,750--$687$3,278,1951DreamWorks
8Taxi (2004)$1,857,46252%2,357-644$788$28,679,2613Fox
9The Forgotten$1,445,18227%2,253-515$641$61,301,6175Sony / Columbia
10Raise Your Voice$505,63560%1,509-1012$335$9,201,1553New Line