'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. 3 - Sun, May. 5

Wide (1000+)

1Iron Man 3$169,000,000--4,253--$39,737$169,000,0001Disney
2Pain and Gain$7,200,000-64%3,28710$2,190$33,519,0752Paramount
342 (2013)$6,300,000-41%3,345-60$1,883$78,425,7704Warner Bros.
4Oblivion (2013)$5,800,000-67%3,430-362$1,691$75,971,9153Universal
5The Croods$4,000,000-41%2,915-368$1,372$168,518,1597Fox / DreamWorks Animation
6The Big Wedding$3,900,000-49%2,6330$1,481$14,234,5652Lionsgate
7Oz: The Great and Powerful$2,250,00024%1,160-450$1,940$228,995,9329Disney
8Scary Movie 5$1,450,000-58%1,857-876$781$29,618,3084Weinstein / Dimension
9G.I. Joe: Retaliation$1,300,000-65%1,804-903$721$118,782,3166Paramount
10Olympus Has Fallen$1,250,000-56%1,632-702$766$95,429,8797FilmDistrict

Limited (100 — 999)

1Mud$2,200,000-1%576213$3,819$5,207,8982Roadside Attractions

Platform (1 — 99)

No records.