'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, Dec. 18 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Dec. 18 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events$11,349,70110%3,620--$3,135$21,713,1931Paramount
2Ocean's Twelve$7,219,55521%3,2900$2,194$63,592,5692Warner Bros.
3Spanglish$3,418,06617%2,438--$1,402$6,350,7951Sony / Columbia
4The Polar Express$3,228,88236%2,868-389$1,126$120,626,0496Warner Bros.
5Blade: Trinity$2,711,98733%2,9120$931$33,572,8922New Line
6National Treasure$2,570,83850%2,772-431$927$131,013,4225Disney
7Christmas with the Kranks$2,298,11956%2,941-353$781$60,376,4034Sony / Columbia
8Flight of the Phoenix$1,951,24721%2,604--$749$3,557,9741Fox
9Closer$1,342,53231%1,090468$1,232$17,819,8913Sony / Columbia
10The Incredibles$1,342,14175%1,930-726$695$235,969,7907Disney