'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. 18 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Sep. 18 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Gridiron Gang$840,026-75%3,504--$240$15,254,7601Sony / Columbia
2The Black Dahlia$779,180-67%2,226--$350$10,783,2361Universal
3The Last Kiss (2006)$354,085-68%1,357--$261$4,982,8181Paramount / DreamWorks
4The Covenant$326,651-73%2,6810$122$16,117,5672Sony / Screen Gems
6Little Miss Sunshine$262,914-67%1,436-124$183$46,627,3628Fox Searchlight
7The Illusionist (2006)$262,606-73%1,43876$183$23,395,9615Yari Film Group
8Invincible (2006)$243,980-67%2,830-157$86$51,361,5684Disney
9The Protector (2006)$239,720-69%1,5410$156$9,298,5262The Weinstein Company