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, Oct. 23 - Sun, Oct. 25

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Under Siege$9,024,560-19%2,2480$4,014$35,936,4373Warner Bros.
2The Last of the Mohicans$4,450,251-24%1,845-7$2,412$30,908,5395Fox
3Candyman$4,220,850-22%1,481230$2,850$9,625,1702TriStar
4The Mighty Ducks$4,203,206-23%1,851-6$2,271$23,696,1334Disney
5Consenting Adults$3,703,579-26%1,53825$2,408$8,727,0462Disney
6Dr. Giggles$2,714,815--1,681--$1,615$2,714,8151Universal
7Night and the City$2,556,8305841%1,1001099$2,324$2,599,8662Fox
8Mr. Baseball$1,535,945-32%1,484-338$1,035$12,580,3204Universal
9Sneakers$1,432,790-29%1,115-343$1,285$34,342,3757Universal
10Hero$1,304,202-42%1,502-324$868$12,847,3404Columbia