'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, Jul. 23 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Jul. 23 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Charlie and the Chocolate Factory$10,615,76917%3,79020$2,801$105,487,5562Warner Bros.
2Wedding Crashers$9,716,02728%2,9250$3,322$71,990,9582New Line
3Fantastic Four$5,123,27639%3,449-170$1,485$119,098,4903Fox
4The Island (2005)$4,559,1088%3,122--$1,460$8,761,6521DreamWorks
5Bad News Bears$4,121,229-1%3,183--$1,295$8,272,1971Paramount
6War of the Worlds$3,711,34642%3,265-459$1,137$205,823,8624Paramount
7Hustle and Flow$3,004,7625%1,013--$2,966$5,864,3501Paramount Classics
8The Devil's Rejects$2,260,774-24%1,757--$1,287$5,241,9781Lionsgate
9Batman Begins$2,223,60982%2,275-535$977$189,829,5386Warner Bros.
10Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)$1,546,51637%1,916-454$807$173,615,1447Fox