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, Feb. 14 - Sun, Feb. 16

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Wayne's World$15,658,897--1,768--$8,857$15,658,8971Paramount
2Medicine Man$8,915,9715%1,36864$6,518$17,410,2422Disney
3Fried Green Tomatoes$7,058,93015%1,30677$5,405$26,788,6708Universal
4The Hand That Rocks the Cradle$6,880,1326%1,750-9$3,932$37,152,8966Disney
5Final Analysis$6,291,854-2%1,59995$3,935$12,703,2952Warner Bros.
6The Great Mouse Detective (1992 re-issue)$4,126,855--1,408--$2,931$4,126,8551Disney
7Father of the Bride (1991)$3,280,20018%1,574-71$2,084$52,403,5059Disney
8Shining Through$3,180,388-14%1,417-16$2,244$13,265,7833Fox
9Beauty and the Beast (1991)$3,144,51936%1,500-80$2,096$79,011,06213Disney
10Grand Canyon$2,354,398-4%1,144-79$2,058$21,659,4738Fox