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, Jan. 1 - Sun, Jan. 3

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Three Men and a Baby$13,123,62227%1,8040$7,275$56,795,6967Disney
2Throw Momma From the Train$6,903,2782%1,6212$4,259$26,663,8824Orion
3Eddie Murphy Raw$6,437,234-25%1,4940$4,309$24,118,8233Paramount
4*batteries not included$4,839,18018%1,36710$3,540$12,250,2803Universal
5Planes, Trains and Automobiles$4,024,8570%1,6840$2,390$26,471,3467Paramount
6Overboard$3,922,28135%1,1273$3,480$8,710,6013MGM
7Fatal Attraction$3,414,41711%1,28854$2,651$94,334,76816Paramount
8Cinderella (1987 re-issue)$2,308,38442%1,359-186$1,699$25,159,2707Disney
9Nuts$2,127,4076%1,1120$1,913$18,191,5297Warner Bros.
10Leonard Part 6$723,595-31%1,019-130$710$3,090,1813Columbia