'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, Apr. 16 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Apr. 16 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Street Kings$769,358-17%2,467--$312$15,160,7751Fox Searchlight
221$660,937-7%2,73683$242$63,824,7823Sony / Columbia
3Prom Night (2008)$580,863-16%2,700--$215$22,812,7051Sony / Screen Gems
4Nim's Island$424,545-8%3,5185$121$26,760,7312Fox
6Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who!$321,284-8%3,209-362$100$140,571,2465Fox
7Smart People$273,111-9%1,106--$247$4,939,3791Miramax
8The Ruins$253,238-8%2,8142$90$14,366,6162Paramount / DreamWorks
9Superhero Movie$160,924-9%2,526-439$64$21,835,8453MGM / Weinstein
1010,000 B.C.$117,895-1%1,550-785$76$92,112,2336Warner Bros.