'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, Aug. 16 - Sun, Aug. 18

Wide (1000+)

1Lee Daniels' The Butler$24,500,000--2,933--$8,353$24,500,0001Weinstein Company
2We're the Millers$17,500,000-34%3,32565$5,263$69,233,4852Warner Bros. / New Line
3Kick-Ass 2$15,300,000--2,940--$5,204$15,300,0001Universal
4Elysium$12,500,000-58%3,2840$3,806$54,814,3062Sony / TriStar
6Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters$7,800,000-46%3,08049$2,532$38,328,6582Fox
7Jobs$7,000,000--2,381--$2,940$7,000,0001Open Road
82 Guns$5,500,000-51%2,471-557$2,226$59,149,3453Universal
9The Smurfs 2$4,500,000-52%2,349-1518$1,916$56,812,1893Sony / Columbia
10The Wolverine$4,300,000-46%2,058-809$2,089$120,333,1564Fox
11Paranoia$4,000,000--2,459--$1,627$4,000,0001Relativity Media
12The Conjuring$3,700,000-44%2,001-649$1,849$127,652,8705Warner Bros. / New Line
13Despicable Me 2$3,500,000-41%1,818-577$1,925$345,706,1207Universal

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