'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 Wed, Nov. 12 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Nov. 12 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa$1,912,013-80%4,056--$471$79,946,8471Paramount / DreamWorks
2Role Models$1,282,291-49%2,792--$459$25,153,7291Universal
4Zack and Miri Make a Porno$500,063-44%2,7350$183$22,853,8772The Weinstein Company
5Soul Men$278,192-54%2,044--$136$6,754,6811MGM / Weinstein
6Saw V$260,716-44%2,829-255$92$53,355,1743Lionsgate
7The Secret Life of Bees$253,612-53%1,481-130$171$31,029,5884Fox Searchlight
8High School Musical 3: Senior Year$236,452-85%3,464-162$68$78,255,5673Disney
9The Haunting of Molly Hartley$146,259-58%2,576-76$57$10,889,7632Freestyle
10Eagle Eye$132,805-64%1,407-600$94$97,140,1017Paramount / DreamWorks