'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. 30 - Sun, Sep. 1

Wide (1000+)

1One Direction: This Is Us$21,000,000--2,735--$7,678$21,000,0001Sony / TriStar
2Lee Daniels' The Butler$14,500,000-12%3,330220$4,354$73,765,1063Weinstein Company
3We're the Millers$12,000,000-8%3,4450$3,483$108,951,9184Warner Bros. / New Line
5Elysium$6,300,000-9%2,539-374$2,481$78,403,7294Sony / TriStar
6The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones$5,400,000-42%3,1180$1,732$22,854,1842Sony / Screen Gems
7The World's End$5,100,000-42%1,5532$3,284$16,909,2342Focus
8Getaway$4,400,000--2,130--$2,066$4,400,0001Warner Bros.
9Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters$4,200,000-20%2,393-337$1,755$54,740,0194Fox
10You're Next$4,000,000-43%2,4370$1,641$13,339,7082Lionsgate

Limited (100 — 999)

1Instructions Not Included$5,500,000--347--$15,850$5,500,0001Lionsgate / Pantelion

Platform (1 — 99)

No records.