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, Dec. 21 - Sun, Dec. 23

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Home Alone$10,362,124-11%2,10891$4,916$88,668,1636Fox
2Kindergarten Cop$7,918,309--1,910--$4,146$7,918,3091Universal
3Edward Scissorhands$6,013,877-5%1,08764$5,533$12,498,7483Fox
4Dances with Wolves$5,906,93532%1,25458$4,710$33,444,3065Orion
5Look Who's Talking Too$4,242,000-48%1,61640$2,625$12,342,6402TriStar
6The Bonfire of the Vanities$4,216,063--1,373--$3,071$4,216,0631Warner Bros.
7Misery$4,125,8953%1,32018$3,126$25,312,3624Columbia
8Three Men and a Little Lady$3,517,37429%1,578292$2,229$37,952,0395Disney
9The Rookie (1990)$2,571,842-27%1,565-297$1,643$11,594,6633Warner Bros.
10Almost an Angel$1,608,365--1,373--$1,171$1,608,3651Paramount