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. 8 - Sun, May. 10

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Basic Instinct$4,013,756-1%1,88438$2,130$89,151,1808TriStar
2White Men Can't Jump$2,692,398-4%1,815136$1,483$48,381,5277Fox
3Beethoven$2,440,695-5%1,892-28$1,290$29,670,4556Universal
4Folks!$1,507,898-31%1,4020$1,076$3,685,4162Fox
5Wayne's World$1,480,980-8%1,236-21$1,198$70,524,23113Paramount
6Split Second$1,423,670-37%1,080-5$1,318$3,673,6702Interstar
7Sleepwalkers$1,259,607-20%1,291-222$976$21,189,8315Columbia
8The Babe$1,232,395-9%1,433-131$860$10,607,0204Universal
9Ferngully: The Last Rainforest$1,114,146-16%1,459-60$764$12,089,0115Fox
10Thunderheart$1,111,11015%1,00193$1,110$13,778,1406TriStar