'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 Thu, Aug. 11 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Aug. 11 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Dukes of Hazzard$2,789,795-12%3,785--$737$44,448,5951Warner Bros.
2Wedding Crashers$1,961,820-4%3,10676$632$152,038,3874New Line
3Charlie and the Chocolate Factory$1,595,483-7%3,702-73$431$176,528,3964Warner Bros.
4Sky High$1,205,974-4%2,9127$414$37,190,4952Disney
5March of the Penguins$1,101,1761%1,8671089$590$30,873,3237Warner Independent
6Must Love Dogs$930,202-2%2,5050$371$30,032,4662Warner Bros.
7Stealth$686,702-4%3,4950$196$27,519,4272Sony / Columbia
8Fantastic Four$508,934-6%2,339-405$218$146,170,4595Fox
9The Island (2005)$444,430-7%2,138-1000$208$32,848,5313DreamWorks
10War of the Worlds$425,767-4%1,940-384$219$226,399,1486Paramount