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, Mar. 29 - Sun, Mar. 31

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Birdcage$10,106,414-24%2,2360$4,520$57,710,9524MGM/UA
2Sgt. Bilko$8,110,080--2,304--$3,520$8,110,0801Universal
3Executive Decision$6,914,769-29%2,2890$3,021$28,760,7743Warner Bros.
4Oliver & Company (1996 re-issue)$4,490,921--2,180--$2,060$4,490,9211Buena Vista
5Diabolique (1996)$3,450,764-38%1,8240$1,892$8,974,8192Warner Bros.
6A Family Thing$3,020,662--1,134--$2,664$3,020,6621MGM/UA
7Up Close and Personal$2,789,353-33%1,509-130$1,848$31,272,4925Disney
8All Dogs Go to Heaven 2$2,256,118--2,037--$1,108$2,256,1181MGM
9Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco$1,988,424-53%1,786-338$1,113$20,440,0874Disney
10Mr. Holland's Opus$1,284,122-35%1,186-305$1,083$57,730,28513Disney