'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 Sun, Aug. 14 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Aug. 14 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Four Brothers$6,456,168-17%2,533--$2,549$21,177,0471Paramount
2The Skeleton Key$4,267,881-27%2,771--$1,540$16,057,8891Universal
3The Dukes of Hazzard$3,632,899-27%3,7850$960$57,460,7562Warner Bros.
4Wedding Crashers$3,446,187-30%3,13125$1,101$163,875,5595New Line
5Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo$2,731,026-20%3,127--$873$9,626,0831Sony / Columbia
6Charlie and the Chocolate Factory$2,314,488-21%3,304-398$701$183,940,6635Warner Bros.
7March of the Penguins$2,256,930-19%2,063196$1,094$37,721,2698Warner Independent
8Sky High$1,901,474-24%2,807-105$677$43,500,2633Disney
9Must Love Dogs$1,247,247-35%2,420-85$515$34,607,5923Warner Bros.
10Fantastic Four$725,095-26%1,617-722$448$148,513,3296Fox