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, Jun. 2 - Sun, Jun. 4

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade$21,230,164-28%2,3270$9,123$68,162,7812Paramount
2No Holds Barred$4,957,052--1,318--$3,761$4,957,0521New Line
3See No Evil, Hear No Evil$4,057,200-34%1,6800$2,415$23,391,3814TriStar
4Field of Dreams$3,740,000-34%1,1007$3,400$27,810,2427Universal
5Renegades$3,075,030--1,627--$1,890$3,075,0301Universal
6Road House$3,006,320-40%1,880-55$1,599$13,961,8743MGM/UA
7Pink Cadillac$2,492,256-43%1,9930$1,251$6,900,8492Warner Bros.
8K-9$1,842,870-40%1,307-214$1,410$26,284,7256Universal
9Pet Sematary$1,710,585-33%1,248-191$1,371$37,599,0337Paramount