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, May. 17 - Sun, May. 19

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1What About Bob?$9,216,334--1,463--$6,300$9,216,3341Disney
2F/X 2$3,829,221-30%1,5023$2,549$9,284,2792Orion
3Switch (1991)$3,049,328-19%1,0130$3,010$6,820,3192Warner Bros.
4Stone Cold$2,811,154--1,729--$1,626$2,811,1541Columbia
5Oscar$2,067,738-35%1,373-18$1,506$14,504,2074Disney
6The Silence of the Lambs$1,871,178-5%1,444-130$1,296$76,504,30314Orion
7Mannequin: On the Move$1,692,817--1,540--$1,099$1,692,8171Fox
8A Kiss Before Dying$1,579,905-6%1,269-277$1,245$10,674,0604Universal
9One Good Cop$1,567,225-25%1,327-127$1,181$7,018,3543Disney
10Dances with Wolves$1,396,192-3%1,107-251$1,261$123,902,12426Orion