'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 Fri, Dec. 24 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Dec. 24 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Meet the Fockers$7,159,623-42%3,518--$2,035$31,556,3281Universal
2Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events$2,809,130-35%3,6222$776$49,609,5182Paramount
3The Polar Express$2,551,316-22%2,702-166$944$136,268,1007Warner Bros.
4Ocean's Twelve$1,479,003-35%3,2900$450$79,680,6333Warner Bros.
5National Treasure$890,942-31%2,478-294$360$137,992,1146Disney
6Christmas with the Kranks$871,833-28%2,555-386$341$67,120,3115Sony / Columbia
7The Incredibles$705,353-19%1,732-198$407$240,719,1568Disney
8Spanglish$664,785-39%2,4380$273$14,206,1622Sony / Columbia
9Blade: Trinity$524,136-36%2,9120$180$39,678,4613New Line
10Flight of the Phoenix$469,419-32%2,6040$180$8,282,1132Fox