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, Apr. 1 - Sun, Apr. 3

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Major League II$7,040,777--2,167--$3,249$7,040,7771Warner Bros.
2D2: The Mighty Ducks$6,276,573-39%2,21533$2,834$16,633,3212Disney
3The Paper$5,604,720-20%1,544452$3,630$12,785,8673Universal
4The Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult$5,330,310-33%2,3830$2,237$26,558,4873Paramount
5Schindler's List$3,800,789-33%1,3824$2,750$74,702,60616Universal
6Clifford$2,571,043--1,014--$2,536$2,571,0431Orion
7Thumbelina$2,318,822--1,502--$1,544$2,318,8221Warner Bros.
8Guarding Tess$1,826,480-42%1,445-169$1,264$17,071,5634TriStar
9Mrs. Doubtfire$1,675,859-11%1,150-3$1,457$144,200,18719Fox
10Monkey Trouble$1,493,350-39%1,4130$1,057$8,477,3033New Line