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. 17 - Sun, Jan. 19

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Beverly Hills Ninja$10,280,670--2,112--$4,868$10,280,6701Sony / TriStar
2Metro$10,013,666--2,001--$5,004$10,013,6661Disney
3The Relic$7,915,861-13%2,12833$3,720$16,980,0042Paramount
4Scream$7,344,739-1%1,90471$3,858$40,229,8205Miramax / Dimension
5Michael (1996)$6,972,726-16%2,32549$2,999$55,031,3904New Line
6Jerry Maguire$6,575,329-6%2,286-164$2,876$101,898,5616Sony / TriStar
7The People Vs. Larry Flynt$3,811,035-28%1,2330$3,091$10,247,1014Sony / Columbia
8Jackie Chan's First Strike$3,602,547-38%1,3440$2,680$9,381,4802New Line
9101 Dalmatians (1996)$3,192,3602%1,528-496$2,089$99,987,1008Disney
10One Fine Day$2,722,311-21%1,443-415$1,887$26,644,2545Fox