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. 28 - Sun, Dec. 30

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Home Alone$25,148,406143%2,14133$11,746$103,454,4457Fox
2The Godfather Part III$13,552,868--1,901--$7,129$19,940,6401Paramount
3Dances with Wolves$11,898,621101%1,26915$9,376$45,342,9276Orion
4Kindergarten Cop$10,965,90738%1,92212$5,705$27,102,3752Universal
5Edward Scissorhands$9,263,51354%1,10922$8,353$21,762,2614Fox
6Three Men and a Little Lady$7,215,698105%1,5780$4,573$45,167,7376Disney
7Misery$6,057,44847%1,3299$4,558$31,369,8105Columbia
8Look Who's Talking Too$5,947,50040%1,6259$3,660$14,048,1403TriStar
9The Bonfire of the Vanities$5,065,41120%1,39522$3,631$9,281,4742Warner Bros.
10The Rescuers Down Under$3,724,444144%1,4870$2,505$17,478,1237Disney