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, Nov. 7 - Sun, Nov. 9

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Starship Troopers$22,058,456--2,971--$7,425$22,058,4561Sony / TriStar
2Bean$12,733,8271113%1,9481703$6,537$17,656,2074Gramercy
3I Know What You Did Last Summer$6,511,020-31%2,5240$2,580$44,243,8424Sony / Columbia
4The Devil's Advocate$5,078,067-31%2,207-197$2,301$44,982,2704Warner Bros.
5Red Corner$4,905,133-34%2,507263$1,957$12,308,4952MGM
6Mad City$4,649,742--2,194--$2,119$4,649,7421Warner Bros.
7Kiss the Girls$2,516,381-28%2,011-343$1,251$42,478,1366Paramount
8Fairy Tale: A True Story$2,139,792-26%1,2868$1,664$8,557,4533Paramount
9Seven Years in Tibet$2,003,129-39%1,562-541$1,282$26,430,2495Sony / TriStar
10Switchback$1,409,611-48%1,1280$1,250$4,114,1792Paramount