'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 Wed, Mar. 2 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Mar. 2 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hitch$1,074,401-9%3,571-4$301$124,675,3983Sony / Columbia
2Diary of a Mad Black Woman$905,708-13%1,483--$611$25,122,5991Lionsgate
3Million Dollar Baby$869,959-10%2,12520$409$67,562,98811Warner Bros.
4Constantine$858,338-7%3,0060$286$53,633,6272Warner Bros.
5Cursed$413,154-17%2,805--$147$11,013,9161Miramax / Dimension
6Man of the House (2005)$362,452-15%2,422--$150$10,090,6381Sony / Columbia
7Because of Winn-Dixie$301,729-9%3,1880$95$23,198,9842Fox
8The Aviator (2004)$254,392-6%1,579-131$161$94,454,95810Miramax
9Sideways$234,9770%1,229-71$191$63,839,85719Fox Searchlight
10Son of the Mask$206,744-13%2,9660$70$14,658,3222New Line