'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 Wed, Sep. 27 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Sep. 27 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1jackass: number two$1,971,709-13%3,059--$645$35,631,1981Paramount
2Jet Li's Fearless$574,007-12%1,806--$318$12,541,8161Rogue
3Gridiron Gang$423,450-3%3,5106$121$28,249,7402Sony / Columbia
5The Black Dahlia$334,039-7%2,23610$149$18,296,9322Universal
6The Illusionist (2006)$269,241-3%1,432-6$188$28,383,0306Yari Film Group
7All the King's Men (2006)$253,885-8%1,514--$168$4,455,8161Sony / Columbia
8Little Miss Sunshine$223,9892%1,384-52$162$50,930,8699Fox Searchlight
9The Last Kiss (2006)$188,178-6%1,3592$138$9,015,3112Paramount / DreamWorks
10The Covenant$185,736-6%2,678-3$69$20,754,8373Sony / Screen Gems