'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 Mon, Sep. 19 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Sep. 19 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Just Like Heaven$920,998-76%3,508--$263$17,330,1901DreamWorks
2The Exorcism of Emily Rose$862,477-74%2,9832$289$52,422,9352Sony / Screen Gems
3Lord of War$787,810-68%2,814--$280$10,178,3511Lionsgate
4The 40-Year-Old Virgin$435,127-68%3,00632$145$91,161,1215Universal
5Transporter 2$290,907-73%2,805-515$104$36,785,9773Fox
6The Constant Gardener$239,596-71%1,3876$173$24,535,7673Focus
7Cry Wolf$225,882-75%1,789--$126$4,654,5981Rogue
8March of the Penguins$163,842-77%1,876-527$87$70,553,92213Warner Independent
9Red Eye$163,800-74%2,455-621$67$55,348,4225DreamWorks
10Wedding Crashers$148,115-72%1,807-374$82$203,798,03310New Line