'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 Sat, Nov. 21 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Nov. 21 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Twilight Saga: New Moon$42,288,951-42%4,024--$10,509$114,992,2481Summit
2The Blind Side$13,742,01624%3,110--$4,419$24,780,4011Warner Bros.
32012$11,048,69936%3,4084$3,242$100,907,4112Sony / Columbia
4Disney's A Christmas Carol$5,671,41484%3,578-105$1,585$76,308,1313Disney
5Planet 51$5,534,18274%3,035--$1,823$8,719,5501Sony / TriStar
6The Men Who Stare at Goats$1,265,59947%2,056-397$616$26,977,5793Overture
7Couples Retreat$898,75338%1,712-797$525$104,600,4797Universal
8The Fourth Kind$725,14616%1,648-882$440$22,965,7753Universal
9Law Abiding Citizen$711,13242%1,327-744$536$69,619,7366Overture
10Michael Jackson's This Is It$708,92762%1,640-1397$432$69,785,7844Sony / Columbia