'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 Tue, Dec. 28 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Dec. 28 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Meet the Fockers$12,629,157-9%3,518--$3,590$97,061,1911Universal
2Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events$5,281,6370%3,6233$1,458$69,994,7252Paramount
3Fat Albert$3,272,929-2%2,674--$1,224$16,640,2421Fox
4Ocean's Twelve$2,752,187-4%3,2900$837$92,233,9743Warner Bros.
5The Aviator (2004)$2,480,808-9%1,7961756$1,381$15,209,1641Miramax
6The Polar Express$2,328,461-1%2,618-250$889$144,932,6717Warner Bros.
7Spanglish$1,614,4983%2,4413$661$21,371,7812Sony / Columbia
8National Treasure$1,599,8335%2,201-571$727$144,190,3236Disney
9Darkness$1,453,392-15%1,700--$855$9,337,0841Miramax / Dimension
10The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou$1,340,205-11%1,1051103$1,213$7,808,4093Disney