'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, Mar. 14 - Sun, Mar. 16

Wide (1000+)

1Mr. Peabody & Sherman$22,000,000-32%3,95117$5,568$63,979,9162Fox / DreamWorks Animation
2300: Rise of an Empire$19,500,000-57%3,49020$5,587$78,705,5532Warner Bros.
3Need For Speed$18,000,000--3,115--$5,778$18,000,0001Disney / DreamWorks
4Non-Stop (2014)$10,700,000-32%3,18370$3,362$68,889,8103Universal
5Tyler Perry’s The Single Moms Club$9,300,000--1,896--$4,905$9,300,0001Lionsgate
6The LEGO Movie$8,300,000-24%3,040-250$2,730$237,526,9286Warner Bros.
7Son of God$5,500,000-47%2,990-281$1,839$50,974,7083Fox
8Frozen (2013)$2,300,000-22%1,466-194$1,569$396,538,85017Disney
9The Monuments Men$2,050,000-33%1,594-407$1,286$73,868,6926Sony / Columbia

Limited (100 — 999)

1Veronica Mars$2,250,000--291--$7,732$2,250,0001Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

1The Grand Budapest Hotel$3,500,000331%6662$53,030$4,638,9402Fox Searchlight