'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, Jul. 20 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jul. 20 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry$12,599,833--3,495--$3,605$12,599,8331Universal
2Hairspray (2007)$10,984,460--3,121--$3,520$10,984,4601New Line
3Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix$10,215,15634%4,2850$2,384$185,569,8832Warner Bros.
4Transformers$6,097,46043%3,762-288$1,621$248,561,8613Paramount / DreamWorks
6Live Free or Die Hard$2,173,98650%2,727-474$797$111,342,0204Fox
7License to Wed$1,156,079-1%2,525-190$458$36,076,0653Warner Bros.
81408$843,17528%1,451-755$581$65,677,6685MGM / Weinstein
9Evan Almighty$836,772-2%1,779-918$470$91,849,3355Universal
10Knocked Up$721,73932%1,288-422$560$141,130,1598Universal