'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, Aug. 14 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Aug. 14 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1District 9$14,163,588--3,049--$4,645$14,163,5881Sony / TriStar
2The Time Traveler's Wife$7,720,050--2,988--$2,584$7,720,0501Warner Bros. / New Line
3G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra$7,023,44461%4,0070$1,753$83,275,3172Paramount
4Julie & Julia$3,649,86336%2,3540$1,550$34,936,7122Sony / Columbia
6The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard$2,070,103--1,838--$1,126$2,070,1031Paramount Vantage
7The Ugly Truth$1,479,94958%2,733-242$542$74,479,9924Sony / Columbia
8Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince$1,455,78729%2,771-684$525$280,193,9655Warner Bros.
9Funny People$943,1113%2,584-424$365$45,843,6293Universal
10(500) Days of Summer$942,65454%1,048231$899$15,872,3335Fox Searchlight