'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, Jul. 24 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jul. 24 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest$4,304,572-59%4,1330$1,042$326,203,7263Disney
2Monster House$2,661,813-57%3,553--$749$24,878,6431Sony / Columbia
3Lady in the Water$2,038,145-56%3,235--$630$20,081,2271Warner Bros.
4You, Me and Dupree$1,755,088-53%3,1376$559$47,056,7812Universal
5Clerks II$1,335,485-52%2,150--$621$11,397,0701MGM / Weinstein
6Little Man$1,206,761-63%2,5374$476$41,842,3662Sony / Columbia
7My Super Ex-Girlfriend$1,095,883-56%2,702--$406$9,700,0521Fox
8The Devil Wears Prada$1,043,185-51%2,248-562$464$98,551,7994Fox
9Superman Returns$955,076-59%2,826-939$338$179,302,6564Warner Bros.