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, Aug. 19 - Sun, Aug. 21

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Forrest Gump$11,248,160-20%2,23026$5,044$136,345,6797Paramount
2Clear and Present Danger$11,044,450-31%2,4330$4,539$47,357,5383Paramount
3The Mask$7,606,131-24%2,51654$3,023$56,006,9864New Line
4Color of Night$6,610,488--1,740--$3,799$6,610,4881Disney
5True Lies$5,218,303-26%1,860-296$2,806$81,724,8956Fox
6The Little Rascals$4,682,610-37%1,9272$2,430$22,121,9253Universal
7The Client$4,412,259-27%2,210-91$1,996$47,346,0395Warner Bros.
8The Lion King$4,336,530-28%1,783-438$2,432$125,160,0289Disney
9In the Army Now$4,177,484-34%1,4528$2,877$10,544,6782Disney
10Andre$4,020,760--1,469--$2,737$4,020,7601Paramount