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. 18 - Sun, Nov. 20

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Star Trek: Generations$23,116,394--2,659--$8,694$23,116,3941Paramount
2Interview with the Vampire$17,430,563-52%2,6040$6,694$53,820,2682Warner Bros.
3The Santa Clause$17,137,398-11%2,20118$7,786$36,459,3902Disney
4The Lion King$5,509,468--1,456--$3,784$141,031,43422Disney
5The Professional$5,306,558--1,158--$4,583$5,306,5581Sony / Columbia
6Stargate$4,413,420-46%2,0330$2,171$41,540,2484MGM/UA
7Pulp Fiction$3,010,154-27%1,151-253$2,615$35,647,5366Miramax
8Miracle on 34th Street (1994)$2,753,208--1,190--$2,314$2,753,2081Fox
9The War$2,559,120-28%1,53724$1,665$11,317,9503Universal
10The Swan Princess$2,445,155--1,404--$1,742$2,445,1551New Line