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, Dec. 29 - Sun, Dec. 31

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Toy Story$19,395,01097%2,57452$7,535$150,004,2686Disney
2Jumanji$14,003,99375%2,5300$5,535$25,088,3633Sony / TriStar
3Father of the Bride Part II$12,377,71976%2,048-13$6,044$37,852,3554Disney
4Grumpier Old Men$12,167,521115%2,01015$6,053$12,167,5212Warner Bros.
5Waiting to Exhale$10,628,266-6%1,33178$7,985$10,628,2662Fox
6Sabrina (1995)$8,076,57688%1,9760$4,087$13,639,8353Paramount
7Heat$8,008,00654%1,34116$5,972$16,453,6623Warner Bros.
8Tom and Huck$6,789,871111%1,6145$4,207$10,000,3292Disney
9Sudden Death$5,381,53013%1,6876$3,190$10,163,9752Universal
10The American President$4,104,79378%1,3100$3,133$36,589,3867Sony / Columbia