'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, Jul. 23 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Jul. 23 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince$6,857,260-9%4,32550$1,585$191,833,5061Warner Bros.
2Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs$2,762,3382%3,817-24$724$163,089,9313Fox
3Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen$1,768,5374%3,857-436$459$371,092,7664Paramount / DreamWorks
4The Proposal$1,440,7095%3,043123$473$133,666,0705Disney
5The Hangover$1,234,6505%2,6670$463$240,619,8477Warner Bros.
6Public Enemies$1,029,2852%3,118-3$330$83,928,5803Universal
9My Sister's Keeper$541,751-3%1,9670$275$43,744,2494Warner Bros.
10I Love You Beth Cooper$536,977-1%1,87214$287$12,658,9122Fox