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, Feb. 10 - Sun, Feb. 12

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Billy Madison$6,639,080--1,834--$3,620$6,639,0801Universal
2The Quick and the Dead$6,515,861--2,158--$3,019$6,515,8611Sony / TriStar
3Legends of the Fall$4,462,390-13%2,0380$2,190$27,144,3008Sony / TriStar
4Boys on the Side$4,332,880-10%1,444122$3,001$9,141,7532Warner Bros.
5Dumb and Dumber$2,540,008-24%1,779-231$1,428$51,098,6069New Line
6Nobody's Fool$2,369,790-21%1,0070$2,353$22,402,1738Paramount
7In the Mouth of Madness$2,032,687-41%1,53121$1,328$5,474,4942New Line
8Murder in the First$1,464,223-34%1,041-261$1,407$11,609,8704Warner Bros.
9The Jerky Boys$1,416,530-68%1,5130$936$5,808,9332Disney
10Highlander 3: The Final Dimension$1,370,977-51%1,483-111$924$9,708,6083Miramax / Dimension