'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. 21 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Sep. 21 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Lakeview Terrace$3,369,734-48%2,464--$1,368$15,004,2831Sony / Screen Gems
2Burn After Reading$2,545,766-49%2,6576$958$36,136,7182Focus
4My Best Friend's Girl$1,921,224-41%2,604--$738$8,266,0631Lionsgate
5Righteous Kill$1,803,440-45%3,1520$572$28,534,6562Overture
6Tyler Perry's The Family That Preys$1,676,904-52%2,0700$810$28,129,4412Lionsgate
7The Women (2008)$1,387,413-37%2,99533$463$19,321,4092Picturehouse
8Ghost Town (2008)$1,208,317-47%1,505--$803$5,012,4551Paramount / DreamWorks
9The Dark Knight$720,014-48%1,905-286$378$521,904,87810Warner Bros.
10Tropic Thunder$625,462-47%2,333-594$268$106,803,4156Paramount / DreamWorks