'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 Sun, Sep. 14 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Sep. 14 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Burn After Reading$4,735,557-40%2,651--$1,786$19,127,9111Focus
2Righteous Kill$3,996,668-38%3,152--$1,268$16,287,9441Overture
3Tyler Perry's The Family That Preys$3,880,093-46%2,070--$1,874$17,381,5781Lionsgate
4The Women (2008)$2,605,697-33%2,962--$880$10,115,8761Picturehouse
5Tropic Thunder$1,063,802-44%2,927-519$363$102,971,7315Paramount / DreamWorks
6The Dark Knight$1,060,703-46%2,191-384$484$517,807,2969Warner Bros.
7The House Bunny$935,711-51%2,76327$339$38,958,3884Sony / Columbia
8Bangkok Dangerous$785,407-26%2,6544$296$12,724,2792Lionsgate
9Death Race$582,924-35%2,007-579$290$33,232,1624Universal