'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, Apr. 23 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Apr. 23 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Back-up Plan$4,257,676--3,280--$1,298$4,257,6761CBS Films
2How to Train Your Dragon$3,540,491189%3,665-160$966$166,536,2055Paramount / DreamWorks
3Date Night$3,287,331216%3,294-86$998$56,158,9273Fox
4The Losers$3,236,476--2,936--$1,102$3,236,4761Warner Bros.
6Death at a Funeral (2010)$2,361,095155%2,4590$960$22,810,2722Sony / Screen Gems
7Clash of the Titans (2010)$2,355,097157%3,271-482$720$138,994,4744Warner Bros.
9The Last Song$1,193,672207%2,79427$427$52,892,3434Disney
10Hot Tub Time Machine$591,18393%1,787-521$331$44,317,3795MGM