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, Sep. 26 - Sun, Sep. 28

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Peacemaker$12,311,529--2,362--$5,212$12,311,5291DreamWorks
2In & Out$11,225,464-25%2,268276$4,949$26,245,2852Paramount
3Soul Food$11,197,897--1,336--$8,382$11,197,8971Fox
4The Edge$7,733,445--2,350--$3,291$7,733,4451Fox
5The Game$5,015,321-44%2,52188$1,989$28,385,0093PolyGram
6Wishmaster$3,134,208-48%2,5020$1,253$9,172,7242Live
7A Thousand Acres$1,586,562-46%1,22820$1,292$4,518,3242Disney
8G.I. Jane$1,345,792-43%1,814-195$742$25,753,3546Disney
9Air Force One$1,216,063-41%1,540-345$790$167,896,68510Sony / Columbia
10Money Talks$1,033,273-53%1,263-679$818$23,843,6626New Line