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, Jul. 15 - Sun, Jul. 17

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Coming to America$10,417,790-22%2,0640$5,047$30,765,3393Paramount
2The Dead Pool$9,071,330--1,831--$4,954$9,071,3301Warner Bros.
3Who Framed Roger Rabbit$8,589,255-25%1,31428$6,537$32,158,1634Disney
4Bambi (1988 re-issue)$7,216,741--1,483--$4,866$7,216,7411Disney
5Big$5,034,273-2%1,346-38$3,740$46,691,5197Fox
6Bull Durham$3,312,771-15%1,134-87$2,921$22,658,5245Orion
7Short Circuit 2$3,228,176-16%1,3482$2,395$7,071,2432TriStar
8License to Drive$2,916,248-24%1,2252$2,381$6,767,1822Fox
9Arthur 2: On the Rocks$2,902,346-44%1,4260$2,035$8,053,3082Warner Bros.
10Crocodile Dundee II$2,292,160-29%1,248-410$1,837$52,792,8438Paramount