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, Jan. 20 - Sun, Jan. 22

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Legends of the Fall$9,006,330-27%2,03833$4,419$11,260,0325Sony / TriStar
2Higher Learning$6,122,723-45%1,45041$4,223$8,170,7602Sony / Columbia
3Dumb and Dumber$5,909,248-38%2,56532$2,304$40,927,0986New Line
4Murder in the First$4,719,188--1,237--$3,815$4,719,1881Warner Bros.
5Demon Knight$3,619,905-64%1,7323$2,090$13,639,4602Universal
6Houseguest$3,312,115-48%1,573-31$2,106$15,518,6013Disney
7Disclosure$3,110,857-45%1,720-228$1,809$53,564,2187Warner Bros.
8The Jungle Book (1994)$2,263,249-48%1,696-126$1,334$26,412,8725Disney
9Far From Home: The Adventures of Yellow Dog$2,148,377-49%1,2192$1,762$6,380,2942Fox
10Nell$2,072,031-41%1,210-26$1,712$19,349,4816Fox