'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 Fri, Oct. 6 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Oct. 6 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Departed$8,689,384--3,017--$2,880$8,689,3841Warner Bros.
2The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning$7,354,543--2,820--$2,608$7,354,5431New Line
3Employee of the Month$4,216,891--2,579--$1,635$4,216,8911Lionsgate
4Open Season (2006)$3,962,247320%3,8330$1,034$32,090,1402Sony / Columbia
5The Guardian (2006)$2,942,807172%3,2410$908$25,694,2032Disney
6jackass: number two$2,038,062111%3,007-56$678$58,331,7983Paramount
7School for Scoundrels (2006)$1,103,304149%3,0073$367$11,659,3572MGM / Weinstein
8Gridiron Gang$649,532157%2,228-805$292$34,968,8004Sony / Columbia
9Jet Li's Fearless$630,023105%1,617-193$390$20,100,7623Rogue
10The Illusionist (2006)$538,223143%1,149-170$468$32,784,2518Yari Film Group