'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, Nov. 8 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Nov. 8 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa$27,531,06157%4,056--$6,788$45,086,4411Paramount / DreamWorks
2Role Models$7,719,47015%2,792--$2,765$14,405,7271Universal
3High School Musical 3: Senior Year$4,193,00863%3,464-162$1,210$73,181,6453Disney
5Zack and Miri Make a Porno$2,626,83520%2,7350$960$19,233,7262The Weinstein Company
6Soul Men$2,344,70630%2,044--$1,147$4,145,7971MGM / Weinstein
7Saw V$1,763,20029%2,829-255$623$51,254,7103Lionsgate
8The Haunting of Molly Hartley$1,509,50531%2,576-76$586$9,406,1632Freestyle
9The Secret Life of Bees$1,401,68560%1,481-130$946$29,093,8334Fox Searchlight
10Eagle Eye$1,186,53152%1,407-600$843$95,771,8437Paramount / DreamWorks