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, Jan. 10 - Sun, Jan. 12

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hook$6,423,008-44%2,2540$2,850$90,744,9235TriStar
2The Prince of Tides$6,033,617-29%1,45644$4,144$24,575,5113Columbia
3Father of the Bride (1991)$5,779,516-36%1,64759$3,509$32,335,4324Disney
4Kuffs$5,651,055--1,411--$4,005$5,651,0551Universal
5Beauty and the Beast (1991)$4,840,087-45%1,96020$2,469$61,749,4308Disney
6JFK$4,722,417-31%1,18319$3,992$24,215,5234Warner Bros.
7The Last Boy Scout$3,880,772-45%1,741-82$2,229$32,857,8345Warner Bros.
8Bugsy$3,181,365-41%1,2538$2,539$19,037,7225TriStar
9Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country$2,812,455-40%1,612-535$1,745$45,724,3376Paramount
10The Addams Family$2,491,635-46%1,550-424$1,608$74,396,6218Paramount