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, Dec. 4 - Sun, Dec. 6

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Home Alone 2: Lost in New York$12,425,234-57%2,27443$5,464$72,168,5703Fox
2The Bodyguard$11,109,262-33%1,80689$6,151$35,511,5592Warner Bros.
3Aladdin$10,915,551-43%1,1310$9,651$30,575,0602Disney
4The Distinguished Gentleman$10,611,040--1,933--$5,489$10,611,0401Disney
5Malcolm X$3,771,464-56%1,2490$3,020$22,204,4793Warner Bros.
6Bram Stoker's Dracula$3,608,605-63%2,168-323$1,664$59,000,4474Columbia
7Passenger 57$1,859,487-51%1,751-103$1,062$27,764,0775Warner Bros.
8A River Runs Through It$1,425,285-54%1,043-37$1,367$23,102,1189Columbia
9Under Siege$1,348,143-44%1,445-115$933$57,751,1479Warner Bros.
10The Last of the Mohicans$804,132-47%1,077-118$747$44,448,56511Fox