'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 Tue, Sep. 12 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Sep. 12 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Covenant$566,476-5%2,681--$211$10,012,3301Sony / Screen Gems
4The Protector (2006)$414,791-1%1,541--$269$5,869,1371The Weinstein Company
5The Illusionist (2006)$392,90413%1,362391$288$18,710,6414Yari Film Group
6Invincible (2006)$384,21815%2,98766$129$46,216,9983Disney
7Little Miss Sunshine$381,9558%1,560-42$245$42,235,1007Fox Searchlight
8The Wicker Man (2006)$311,9218%2,7840$112$18,035,0192Warner Bros.
9Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby$215,75010%2,617-384$82$142,601,7746Sony / Columbia
10World Trade Center$193,850-43%2,674-228$72$67,680,6335Paramount