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. 11 - Sun, Aug. 13

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Dangerous Minds$14,931,503--1,348--$11,077$14,931,5031Disney
2A Walk in the Clouds$9,526,010--1,534--$6,210$9,526,0101Fox
3Waterworld$8,603,140-36%2,42037$3,555$43,226,9553Universal
4Something to Talk About$8,107,162-27%1,787277$4,537$19,222,8592Warner Bros.
5Babe$6,719,120-23%1,787196$3,760$15,461,6652Universal
6The Net$5,112,179-33%2,0270$2,522$22,781,0203Sony / Columbia
7Apollo 13$5,005,354-32%2,126-132$2,354$147,431,9687Universal
8Virtuosity$4,371,452-47%2,0120$2,173$12,681,3212Paramount
9A Kid in King Arthur's Court$4,315,310--1,862--$2,318$4,315,3101Disney
10Clueless$2,963,642-37%1,801-121$1,646$25,329,0904Paramount