'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, Dec. 23 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Dec. 23 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Yes Man$3,403,655-6%3,434--$991$25,278,3161Warner Bros.
2The Tale of Despereaux$2,483,2190%3,104--$800$15,069,7531Universal
3Seven Pounds$2,189,184-5%2,758--$794$19,349,7961Sony / Columbia
4The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)$1,701,599-5%3,5600$478$51,850,0392Fox
5Four Christmases$1,618,0263%3,515-25$460$103,299,1434Warner Bros. / New Line
7Twilight (2008)$1,299,498-4%2,991-658$434$161,075,1715Summit
8Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa$530,5873%2,007-761$264$173,437,2887Paramount / DreamWorks
9Quantum of Solace$491,5196%1,874-761$262$162,154,5416Sony / Columbia