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, Jul. 19 - Sun, Jul. 21

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Terminator 2: Judgment Day$14,894,441-28%2,34960$6,341$115,314,1513TriStar
2Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey$10,241,268--1,620--$6,322$10,241,2681Orion
3101 Dalmatians (Re-issue) (1991)$7,847,340-24%1,82548$4,300$18,126,3842Disney
4Regarding Henry$6,168,5730%1,063263$5,803$12,315,3552Paramount
5Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves$5,861,817-19%2,141-128$2,738$80,405,1996Warner Bros.
6Point Break (1991)$5,743,397-33%1,62510$3,534$14,258,0132Fox
7The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear$5,537,490-24%2,191-116$2,527$45,309,6344Paramount
8City Slickers$4,811,722-18%2,051-100$2,346$62,859,8117Columbia
9Dutch$1,867,201--1,232--$1,516$1,867,2011Fox
10Problem Child 2$1,710,037-48%1,50020$1,140$10,398,1423Universal