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, Dec. 5 - Sun, Dec. 7

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Flubber$11,292,933-58%2,65312$4,257$47,185,5142Disney
2Alien Resurrection$6,660,086-60%2,44934$2,720$32,449,0402Fox
3The Rainmaker (1997)$5,656,333-47%2,36928$2,388$26,897,9623Paramount
4Anastasia$5,093,749-57%2,496-15$2,041$31,156,9733Fox
5The Jackal$4,006,115-47%2,30974$1,735$35,760,2804Universal
6Midnight in the Garden of Good & Evil$2,946,639-45%1,262182$2,335$13,507,4023Warner Bros.
7Mortal Kombat: Annihilation$2,609,157-62%2,1400$1,219$26,170,3333New Line
8I Know What You Did Last Summer$1,346,415-29%1,319-46$1,021$54,141,9738Sony / Columbia
9Bean$1,308,701-56%1,797-36$728$34,146,6408Gramercy
10Starship Troopers$1,264,603-54%1,854-543$682$52,922,4535Sony / TriStar