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. 16 - Sun, Feb. 18

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Broken Arrow (1996)$11,704,778-25%2,3924$4,893$27,288,2882Fox
2Muppet Treasure Island$10,112,833--2,070--$4,885$10,112,8331Disney
3Happy Gilmore$10,112,005--2,022--$5,001$10,112,0051Universal
4City Hall$8,012,442--1,815--$4,415$8,012,4421Sony / Columbia
5Mr. Holland's Opus$7,478,15511%1,629-30$4,591$39,939,0727Disney
6Mr. Wrong$5,886,107--1,487--$3,958$5,886,1071Disney
7Black Sheep (1996)$4,822,918-26%2,0920$2,305$21,901,4443Paramount
8Leaving Las Vegas$3,625,47111%1,3100$2,768$13,626,18517MGM/UA
9Sense and Sensibility$3,615,09850%1,054102$3,430$21,176,28410Sony / Columbia
10The Juror$3,106,954-30%1,844-361$1,685$15,936,8423Sony / Columbia