'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 Sat, Jul. 21 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Jul. 21 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix$12,281,90620%4,2850$2,866$197,851,7892Warner Bros.
2I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry$11,848,350-6%3,495--$3,390$24,448,1831Universal
3Hairspray (2007)$9,323,977-15%3,121--$2,987$20,308,4371New Line
4Transformers$8,026,59532%3,762-288$2,134$256,588,4563Paramount / DreamWorks
6Live Free or Die Hard$2,878,18632%2,727-474$1,055$114,220,2064Fox
7License to Wed$1,557,44735%2,525-190$617$37,633,5123Warner Bros.
81408$1,039,41623%1,451-755$716$66,717,0845MGM / Weinstein
9Evan Almighty$1,005,30220%1,779-918$565$92,854,6375Universal
10Knocked Up$946,63731%1,288-422$735$142,076,7968Universal