'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 Tue, Sep. 16 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Sep. 16 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Burn After Reading$1,640,68810%2,651--$619$22,262,0171Focus
2Righteous Kill$1,388,09013%3,152--$440$18,902,8991Overture
3The Women (2008)$1,029,14326%2,962--$347$11,964,6111Picturehouse
4Tyler Perry's The Family That Preys$926,908-11%2,070--$448$19,352,2321Lionsgate
5Tropic Thunder$337,5268%2,927-519$115$103,622,8245Paramount / DreamWorks
6The Dark Knight$306,26410%2,191-384$140$518,391,1029Warner Bros.
7Bangkok Dangerous$266,45012%2,6544$100$13,228,2552Lionsgate
8The House Bunny$241,83311%2,76327$88$39,417,7724Sony / Columbia
9Mamma Mia!$197,10124%1,517-387$130$139,758,0959Universal