'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.

Monthly domestic gross

MonthTotal Gross% of yearAvg.Top movieGross% of total
July$721,745,00012%4,843,926Dawn of The Planet of The Apes$152,376,44621%
May$1,008,170,00017%5,479,185The Amazing Spider-Man 2$191,644,38319%
April$771,090,00013%4,101,543Captain America: The Winter Soldier$228,529,86730%
March$805,190,00014%4,328,978300: Rise of an Empire$101,448,84313%
February$700,030,00012%4,294,663The LEGO Movie$192,721,99428%
January$893,270,00015%5,413,758Lone Survivor$99,822,73311%