'Lucy' Takes Wednesday with $3.74M; 'Hercules' Adds $2.6MJuly 31, 2014 07:40 AM

by Shawn Robbins

Universal reports that Lucy took in $3.74 million yesterday, off 31 percent from Tuesday. Its 6-day domestic total stands at $58.05 million, or 20.5 percent ahead of where 2010's Salt was at the same point.

Paramount's and MGM's Hercules grabbed $2.6 million on Wednesday for a 31 percent daily drop. The Dwayne Johnson-led pic has earned $39.5 million thus far, 4 percent behind the pace of Wrath of the Titans.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes took third yesterday with $1.85 million, off 52.5 percent from the same day last week. Its domestic cume is now $179.0 million, 29 percent ahead of its predecessor through the same point in release.

Planes: Fire and Rescue grossed $1.37 million on Wednesday for a 35 percent week-to-week drop. The animated sequel has earned $39.9 million in its first 13 days, or 20 percent less than its predecessor.

Rounding out the top five, The Purge: Anarchy grabbed $1.2 million yesterday as it slid 52 percent from last week. The thriller sequel has tallied $56.3 million so far, 2 ahead of the pace of its predecessor.


Weekend Actuals (Domestic) Fri, Aug. 18 - Sun, Aug. 20

Wide (1000+)

1Uncle Buck$8,794,501--1,804--$4,875$8,794,5011Universal
3The Abyss$7,213,102-23%1,5385$4,690$16,532,8992Fox
4Casualties of War$5,201,261--1,487--$3,498$5,201,2611Columbia
5When Harry Met Sally...$4,897,530-21%1,144-27$4,281$36,203,0376Columbia
6Lethal Weapon 2$4,516,257-26%1,584-246$2,851$79,629,1067Warner Bros.
7Turner & Hooch$4,275,108-33%1,594-294$2,682$31,343,0514Disney
8A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child$3,584,320-56%1,846-56$1,942$11,699,4962New Line
9Batman (1989)$3,439,009-32%1,400-377$2,456$229,120,1299Warner Bros.