'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 Sun, Jan. 21 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Jan. 21 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Night at the Museum$2,813,851-54%3,483-129$808$204,855,5425Fox
2Stomp the Yard$2,541,250-58%2,0510$1,239$40,550,9972Sony / Screen Gems
3Dreamgirls$1,752,955-56%2,214307$792$77,419,7164Paramount / DreamWorks
4The Hitcher (2007)$1,612,178-53%2,831--$569$7,818,4541Rogue
5The Pursuit of Happyness$1,265,495-60%3,066-103$413$146,120,5416Sony / Columbia
6Freedom Writers$1,085,009-56%2,286107$475$26,522,9743Paramount
7Arthur and the Invisibles$904,511-41%2,2481$402$9,270,2594MGM (Weinstein)
8The Queen$829,577-49%1,5861242$523$35,497,37117Miramax
9Children of Men$822,340-53%1,52416$540$27,492,3633Universal
10Alpha Dog$729,831-43%1,2923$565$11,785,5902Universal