'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, Feb. 16 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Feb. 16 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Final Destination 3$1,101,7471%2,880--$383$25,719,6571New Line
2The Pink Panther (2006)$1,061,37119%3,477--$305$25,685,1641Sony / Columbia
3Firewall$914,1030%2,840--$322$18,319,0401Warner Bros.
4Curious George$731,29416%2,566--$285$18,155,9381Universal
5When a Stranger Calls (2006)$457,42934%3,0045$152$36,277,1332Sony / Screen Gems
6Brokeback Mountain$405,6930%1,966-123$206$68,275,72610Focus
7Big Momma's House 2$348,68812%2,733-528$128$56,884,8833Fox
8Nanny McPhee$257,03320%2,1482$120$34,147,2723Universal
9Underworld: Evolution$223,109-2%1,835-1035$122$58,555,7354Sony / Screen Gems
10Something New$173,0286%1,2650$137$9,195,9882Focus