'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, Dec. 18 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Dec. 18 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
2The Princess and the Frog$3,419,258148%3,47541$984$35,949,6672Disney
3The Blind Side$3,181,301142%3,40719$934$157,886,3995Warner Bros.
4Did You Hear About the Morgans?$2,338,392--2,718--$860$2,338,3921Sony / Columbia
5The Twilight Saga: New Moon$1,387,45892%3,035-600$457$271,577,3035Summit
6Invictus$1,331,88182%2,1250$627$13,006,6662Warner Bros.
7Disney's A Christmas Carol$955,08413%2,070-332$461$128,326,4667Disney
8Brothers (2009)$899,75387%2,009-79$448$20,360,4943Lionsgate
9Old Dogs$713,359106%2,630-460$271$41,998,1634Disney
102012$644,30967%2,242-596$287$157,468,5076Sony / Columbia