'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, Aug. 8 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Aug. 8 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Pineapple Express$7,913,52832%3,072--$2,576$25,987,4831Sony / Columbia
2The Dark Knight$7,577,87260%4,025-241$1,883$423,094,7374Warner Bros.
3The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor$4,854,18270%3,77818$1,285$59,413,5292Universal
4The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2$3,926,68622%2,707--$1,451$12,869,0591Warner Bros.
5Step Brothers$2,765,14966%3,18288$869$74,765,3543Sony / Columbia
6Mamma Mia!$2,459,40424%3,194132$770$98,395,9604Universal
7Journey to the Center of the Earth$1,402,14756%1,970-315$712$78,311,1655Warner Bros. / New Line
8Hancock$1,027,55694%2,258-524$455$219,438,0116Sony / Columbia
9Swing Vote$927,31568%2,2130$419$9,822,5082Disney