'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, Jul. 31 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jul. 31 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Funny People$8,690,589--3,007--$2,890$8,690,5891Universal
3Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince$5,375,95240%4,39368$1,224$243,139,3383Warner Bros.
4The Ugly Truth$4,449,96347%2,8820$1,544$45,931,2542Sony / Columbia
5Aliens in the Attic$2,896,429--3,106--$933$2,896,4291Fox
6Orphan$2,458,59063%2,7500$894$22,001,1592Warner Bros.
7Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs$1,684,58040%2,757-543$611$178,226,1335Fox
8The Proposal$1,620,70760%2,435-344$666$145,656,7587Disney
9The Hangover$1,561,79576%2,071-214$754$252,266,6049Warner Bros.
10Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen$1,430,52349%2,626-611$545$384,935,9116Paramount / DreamWorks