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. 19 - Sun, Jan. 21

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1From Dusk Till Dawn$10,240,805--2,004--$5,110$10,240,8051Miramax
2Mr. Holland's Opus$9,257,334--1,409--$6,570$9,271,8002Disney
312 Monkeys$6,190,470-38%1,61028$3,845$20,218,2363Universal
4Eye for an Eye$5,443,243-31%1,680152$3,240$13,372,3292Paramount
5Grumpier Old Men$5,071,169-33%1,901-22$2,668$20,600,6965Warner Bros.
6Jumanji$4,252,065-39%1,941-277$2,191$29,873,2256Sony / TriStar
7Heat$3,715,994-44%1,506-198$2,467$24,356,4876Warner Bros.
8Toy Story$3,671,615-50%1,722-331$2,132$174,243,2599Disney
9Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood$3,609,663-63%1,0100$3,574$13,242,0722Miramax
10Waiting to Exhale$3,127,418-42%1,3589$2,303$14,742,8265Fox