'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, Jan. 24 - Sun, Jan. 26

Wide (1000+)

1Ride Along$21,500,000-48%2,75996$7,793$75,745,3102Universal
2Lone Survivor$12,800,000-42%3,162173$4,048$93,813,9615Universal
3The Nut Job$12,000,000-38%3,47245$3,456$39,955,2452Open Road
4Frozen (2013)$10,000,000-15%2,757-222$3,627$348,780,20510Disney
5Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit$9,000,000-42%3,3870$2,657$30,368,1332Paramount
6I, Frankenstein$7,800,000--2,753--$2,833$7,800,0001Lionsgate
7American Hustle$7,300,000-26%2,304100$3,168$127,238,7537Sony / Columbia
8August: Osage County$5,500,000-25%2,411360$2,281$26,985,5015Weinstein Company
9The Wolf of Wall Street$5,450,000-23%1,804-126$3,021$98,480,4545Paramount
10Devil's Due$2,750,000-67%2,5440$1,081$12,885,9632Fox
11Her (2013)$2,500,000-38%1,325-404$1,887$19,390,4086Warner Bros.
12The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug$2,350,000-37%1,285-530$1,829$252,528,9247Warner Bros. / New Line
13Saving Mr. Banks$2,300,000-41%1,660-789$1,386$79,377,3627Disney
14Dallas Buyers Club$2,200,000134%1,110691$1,982$20,528,70713Focus
1512 Years a Slave$2,150,00040%1,231470$1,747$43,678,81715Fox Searchlight
16Gravity$2,000,0007%1,260316$1,587$261,183,46917Warner Bros.

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