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, Oct. 20 - Sun, Oct. 22

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Look Who's Talking$14,147,34017%1,547339$9,145$26,255,1242TriStar
2Next of Kin$4,805,516--1,358--$3,539$4,805,5161Warner Bros.
3Sea of Love$2,951,520-18%1,419-20$2,080$36,389,0506Universal
4Black Rain$2,844,545-17%1,615-145$1,761$28,565,4675Paramount
5Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers$2,792,611-45%1,49512$1,868$7,886,0392Galaxy International
6An Innocent Man$2,346,739-35%1,520-41$1,544$11,652,6493Disney
7Parenthood$1,507,593-11%1,183-131$1,274$89,422,34412Universal
8Uncle Buck$1,212,482-22%1,080-290$1,123$43,542,09010Universal
9When Harry Met Sally...$1,114,289-9%1,064-56$1,047$59,312,87015Columbia