Grosses

'Lucy' Strong with $48.9M in Four Days; $33.1M for 'Hercules' Over the Same SpanJuly 29, 2014 12:41 PM

by Daniel Garris

Universal's Lucy took in $4.97 million on Monday to lead the daily box office for a fourth consecutive day. The modestly budgeted sci-fi action film starring Scarlett Johansson fell 58 percent from Sunday. Lucy continues to exceed expectations with a strong four-day start of $48.87 million and will zoom past the $50 million mark today. The film is currently running 22 percent ahead of the $40.13 million four-day take of 2010's Salt.

Hercules continued to hold its own with a second place take of $3.34 million. The Dwayne Johnson led 3D action-adventure film from Paramount and MGM did fall 61 percent from Sunday, which represented the day's poorest daily percentage hold among wide releases. Hercules has grossed a stronger than expected $33.14 million in four days. That places the film 8 percent behind the $36.03 million four-day start of 2012's Wrath of the Titans.

Fox's Dawn of the Planet of the Apes took third place with $2.21 million. The critically acclaimed 3D sci-fi action sequel was down 58 percent from Sunday and down a so-so 47 percent from last Monday. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes has clearly taken a bit of a hit from the stronger than expected performances of Lucy and Hercules. With that said the film counties to exceed expectations with $174.67 million in 18 days.

Universal's The Purge: Anarchy claimed fourth with $1.53 million. The low budget horror sequel was down just 50 percent from Sunday and down a respectable 54 percent from last Monday. The Purge: Anarchy continues to perform well and has now grossed $53.39 million in eleven days. That places the film just ahead of the $53.14 million eleven-day take of last year's The Purge.

Planes: Fire and Rescue followed closely behind in fifth with $1.499 million. The modestly budgeted computer animated sequel from Disney fell 51 percent from Sunday and just 19 percent from last Monday. With an eleven-day take of $36.85 million, Planes: Fire and Rescue is currently running 21 percent behind the $46.76 million eleven-day gross of last year's Planes.

Weekend Actuals (Domestic) Fri, Aug. 21 - Sun, Aug. 23

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Stakeout$5,559,7120%1,10286$5,045$16,304,8973Disney
2Born in East L.A.$4,359,040--1,112--$3,920$4,359,0401Universal
3Can't Buy Me Love$4,041,831-15%1,28327$3,150$8,796,5632Disney
4The Living Daylights$3,605,304-28%1,599-81$2,255$27,367,5504MGM/UA
5La Bamba$3,315,634-9%1,10545$3,001$22,269,9155Columbia
6The Lost Boys$2,354,989-12%1,249247$1,885$14,271,7764Warner Bros.
7RoboCop (1987)$2,139,220-21%1,148-98$1,863$27,862,0106Orion
8Masters of the Universe$1,674,324-43%1,115-70$1,502$9,518,7963Cannon
9Summer School$1,532,612-28%1,162-153$1,319$17,734,8375Paramount
10Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1987 re-issue)$1,140,732-22%1,248-103$914$22,401,9956Disney