'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. 30 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Apr. 30 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Baby Mama$1,079,242-12%2,543--$424$20,942,3831Universal
2Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay$977,414-16%2,510--$389$18,367,8301Warner Bros. / New Line
3Forgetting Sarah Marshall$867,330-9%2,7991$310$37,889,3922Universal
4The Forbidden Kingdom$616,613-16%3,1510$196$40,375,7552Lionsgate
588 Minutes$288,102-13%2,1680$133$13,572,5972Sony / Columbia
621$280,576-11%2,95249$95$76,695,7295Sony / Columbia
7Nim's Island$190,197-12%2,977-300$64$39,616,1574Fox
8Deception (2008)$189,217-19%2,001--$95$2,950,2431Fox
9Street Kings$174,366-12%1,735-734$100$24,284,5703Fox Searchlight
10Prom Night (2008)$173,086-7%2,821121$61$38,770,1973Sony / Screen Gems