'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 Thu, Jan. 21 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Jan. 21 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
2The Book of Eli$2,044,2181%3,111--$657$45,003,2231Warner Bros.
3It's Complicated$774,8657%2,670-285$290$92,460,0604Universal
4The Lovely Bones$764,4074%2,5632560$298$22,824,1206Paramount / DreamWorks
5Sherlock Holmes$727,2376%3,173-453$229$184,448,7834Warner Bros.
6Up in the Air$480,4586%2,107-111$228$65,355,1907Paramount
7The Blind Side$474,09816%2,408-472$197$229,352,2899Warner Bros.
8Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel$410,3087%3,296-345$124$197,892,4754Fox
9Leap Year (2010)$401,96510%2,5121$160$19,966,1852Universal