'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.

Early Weekend Estimates (Domestic) Fri, May. 7 - Sun, May. 9

Wide (1000+)

1Iron Man 2$136,000,000--4,380--$31,050$136,000,0001Paramount
2A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)$9,300,000-72%3,3320$2,791$48,660,0002Warner Bros. / New Line
3How to Train Your Dragon$6,900,000-35%3,003-423$2,298$201,233,4937Paramount / DreamWorks
4Date Night$5,500,000-27%2,734-359$2,012$81,054,4685Fox
5The Back-up Plan$5,200,000-28%3,003-277$1,732$30,270,4693CBS Films
6Furry Vengeance$3,700,000-44%3,0025$1,233$11,321,9572Summit
7Clash of the Titans (2010)$2,700,000-54%2,157-580$1,252$158,203,0006Warner Bros.
8Death at a Funeral (2010)$2,000,000-51%1,706-565$1,172$38,223,1814Sony / Screen Gems
9The Losers$1,800,000-69%2,450-486$735$21,450,0003Warner Bros.

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