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, Jul. 15 - Sun, Jul. 17

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1True Lies$25,869,770--2,368--$10,925$25,869,7701Fox
2Forrest Gump$24,125,273-1%2,014419$11,979$56,635,3352Paramount
3The Lion King$16,886,224-31%2,62459$6,435$83,786,6844Disney
4Angels in the Outfield (1994)$8,916,463--1,894--$4,708$8,916,4631Disney
5Speed$5,103,359-33%1,903-73$2,682$63,821,9436Fox
6I Love Trouble$3,364,689-34%1,633-113$2,060$16,328,5953Disney
7Blown Away$2,532,659-56%1,8620$1,360$18,679,3373MGM
8The Shadow$2,473,080-54%1,671-98$1,480$19,591,2203Universal
9Wolf$2,103,325-51%1,752-365$1,201$44,135,1985Columbia
10The Flintstones$1,434,200-47%1,298-385$1,105$119,494,4648Universal