'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, Dec. 19 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Dec. 19 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Pursuit of Happyness$2,856,149-1%2,852--$1,001$32,275,1941Sony / Columbia
3Charlotte's Web (2006)$1,599,56515%3,566--$449$14,454,3461Paramount
4The Holiday$1,203,6929%2,6144$460$27,434,5002Sony / Columbia
5Happy Feet$1,046,73713%3,335-315$314$151,224,9675Warner Bros.
7Blood Diamond$867,0359%1,9100$454$20,302,4612Warner Bros.
8The Nativity Story$784,33616%2,574-509$305$24,482,0693New Line
9Casino Royale (2006)$758,79210%2,437-724$311$138,951,2575Sony / Columbia
10Unaccompanied Minors$403,56627%2,7750$145$10,814,4362Warner Bros.