'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 Thu, Apr. 9 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Apr. 9 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Fast & Furious$4,689,38322%3,461--$1,355$89,258,5981Universal
2Monsters vs. Aliens$3,692,26217%4,1095$899$118,395,2052Paramount / DreamWorks
3I Love You, Man$1,048,69030%2,829112$371$52,581,7923Paramount / DreamWorks
4The Haunting in Connecticut$1,040,40732%2,7320$381$40,589,0992Lionsgate
7Race to Witch Mountain$489,22113%2,825-443$173$60,056,0044Disney
912 Rounds$290,30821%2,3310$125$9,960,2712Fox