'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 Sun, Aug. 9 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Aug. 9 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra$14,385,716-21%4,007--$3,590$54,713,1711Paramount
2Julie & Julia$5,999,660-20%2,354--$2,549$20,028,7721Sony / Columbia
4Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince$2,870,545-17%3,455-938$831$273,848,6724Warner Bros.
5Funny People$2,451,541-16%3,0081$815$40,538,3412Universal
6The Ugly Truth$1,966,225-23%2,97593$661$68,836,8743Sony / Columbia
7A Perfect Getaway$1,662,911-24%2,159--$770$5,948,6751Universal / Rogue
8Aliens in the Attic$1,178,668-22%3,1082$379$16,313,1182Fox
9Orphan$1,075,581-23%2,270-480$474$34,769,3403Warner Bros.
10The Hangover$940,140-33%1,690-381$556$261,988,62110Warner Bros.