'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, Nov. 22 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Nov. 22 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Twilight Saga: New Moon$27,846,761-34%4,024--$6,920$142,839,0091Summit
2The Blind Side$9,338,927-32%3,110--$3,003$34,119,3281Warner Bros.
32012$7,224,322-35%3,4084$2,120$108,131,7332Sony / Columbia
4Planet 51$3,566,344-36%3,035--$1,175$12,285,8941Sony / TriStar
5Disney's A Christmas Carol$3,529,218-38%3,578-105$986$79,837,3493Disney
6The Men Who Stare at Goats$701,769-45%2,056-397$341$27,679,3483Overture
7Michael Jackson's This Is It$471,222-34%1,640-1397$287$70,257,0064Sony / Columbia
8Law Abiding Citizen$395,324-44%1,327-744$298$70,015,0606Overture
9The Fourth Kind$395,079-46%1,648-882$240$23,360,8543Universal
10Couples Retreat$393,226-56%1,712-797$230$104,993,7057Universal