'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, Jan. 8 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Jan. 8 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Meet the Fockers$12,944,77547%3,5273$3,670$197,579,1633Universal
2White Noise$9,812,03310%2,261--$4,340$18,732,0111Universal
3Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events$3,773,483124%3,343-280$1,129$103,590,1684Paramount
4The Aviator (2004)$3,356,96951%1,86771$1,798$40,892,8843Miramax
5Fat Albert$2,833,077108%2,675-69$1,059$39,467,2783Fox
6Ocean's Twelve$2,419,42745%3,010-280$804$114,094,1585Warner Bros.
7National Treasure$2,047,89464%2,177-105$941$159,570,6928Disney
8Spanglish$1,885,41943%2,58798$729$36,460,4744Sony / Columbia
9The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou$1,156,84333%1,1050$1,047$18,733,1165Disney
10Finding Neverland$1,006,90755%1,07723$935$24,240,0229Miramax