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, Nov. 26 - Sun, Nov. 28

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Mrs. Doubtfire$20,468,847--1,605--$12,753$27,558,2011Fox
2Addams Family Values$10,650,625-25%2,5770$4,133$24,768,1702Paramount
3A Perfect World$8,075,582--1,964--$4,112$8,075,5822Warner Bros.
4The Three Musketeers (1993)$7,649,241-5%2,12830$3,595$26,288,1503Disney
5Carlito's Way$4,620,280-22%1,624-10$2,845$19,643,8653Universal
6My Life$4,202,676-21%1,2900$3,258$15,053,5563Columbia
7We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story$3,707,770--1,822--$2,035$3,707,7702Universal
8The Nightmare Before Christmas$3,328,6811%1,374-227$2,423$34,404,5097Disney
9Man's Best Friend$2,834,025-27%1,23010$2,304$6,695,1042New Line
10Cool Runnings$2,099,526-15%1,196-329$1,755$44,870,4219Disney