'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, Dec. 26 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Dec. 26 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
2Sherlock Holmes$21,837,175-11%3,626--$6,022$46,446,1161Warner Bros.
3Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel$19,842,03143%3,700--$5,363$60,583,3191Fox
4It's Complicated$8,402,00517%2,887--$2,910$15,576,2001Universal
5The Blind Side$4,640,00038%2,766-641$1,678$180,658,3416Warner Bros.
6Up in the Air$4,381,00020%1,8951720$2,312$20,789,8774Paramount
7The Princess and the Frog$3,857,67597%3,4750$1,110$60,485,6923Disney
8Did You Hear About the Morgans?$1,963,41727%2,7180$722$14,100,5252Sony / Columbia
9Nine$1,887,053-7%1,4121408$1,336$4,260,1142The Weinstein Company
10Invictus$1,610,00023%2,16035$745$21,889,6773Warner Bros.