'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, Jun. 6 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jun. 6 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Knocked Up$3,631,025-12%2,871--$1,265$42,878,1531Universal
2Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End$3,478,268-8%4,3620$797$228,969,7182Disney
3Shrek the Third$2,501,771-3%4,109-63$609$263,644,3553Paramount / DreamWorks
4Mr. Brooks$881,779-11%2,453--$359$12,877,6101MGM
5Spider-Man 3$711,044-5%3,402-321$209$320,554,7365Sony / Columbia
628 Weeks Later$152,320-7%1,121-892$136$27,074,8174Fox Atomic
8Bug (2007)$146,041-4%1,6610$88$6,614,7062Lionsgate
9Disturbia$132,567-2%1,035-597$128$77,104,7628Paramount / DreamWorks