'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 Fri, Mar. 13 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Mar. 13 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Race to Witch Mountain$6,734,973--3,187--$2,113$6,734,9731Disney
2The Last House on the Left (2009)$5,630,716--2,401--$2,345$5,630,7161Universal / Rogue
3Watchmen$5,304,288103%3,6110$1,469$73,239,5152Warner Bros.
5Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail$1,490,750231%2,20352$677$79,570,3494Lionsgate
6Slumdog Millionaire$1,375,451136%2,578-312$534$128,975,67818Fox Searchlight
7He's Just Not That Into You$928,803144%1,890-555$491$87,030,2646Warner Bros. / New Line
8Miss March$880,701--1,742--$506$880,7011Fox Searchlight
9Paul Blart: Mall Cop$859,803193%2,281-277$377$135,528,8419Sony / Columbia