'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, Aug. 2 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Aug. 2 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Dark Knight$17,191,46135%4,266-100$4,030$380,990,8363Warner Bros.
2The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor$14,626,932-4%3,760--$3,890$29,855,2011Universal
3Step Brothers$6,220,30523%3,0940$2,010$57,955,3522Sony / Columbia
4Mamma Mia!$5,006,09830%3,06272$1,635$83,704,4223Universal
5Journey to the Center of the Earth$2,783,92950%2,285-403$1,218$70,911,1954Warner Bros. / New Line
6Swing Vote$2,582,50931%2,213--$1,167$4,548,1511Disney
7Hancock$2,135,25639%2,782-527$768$214,471,1785Sony / Columbia
9The X-Files: I Want to Believe$1,394,96941%3,1850$438$16,018,3152Fox
10Space Chimps$1,140,92145%2,134-404$535$21,180,9283Fox