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. 9 - Sun, Jan. 11

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Titanic$28,717,270-14%2,74619$10,458$197,882,1094Paramount
2Good Will Hunting$10,261,471339%1,7871623$5,742$15,021,5976Miramax
3As Good as It Gets$9,012,301-26%1,63253$5,522$54,049,8053Sony / TriStar
4Wag the Dog$7,778,122551%1,6651596$4,672$9,097,4373New Line
5Tomorrow Never Dies$7,537,891-45%2,8070$2,685$51,450,7484MGM/UA
6MouseHunt$4,601,693-45%2,23320$2,061$45,765,2654DreamWorks
7Firestorm$3,849,308--2,037--$1,890$3,849,3081Fox
8Jackie Brown$3,737,667-49%1,64213$2,276$23,890,6913Miramax
9Scream 2$3,581,635-51%2,332-356$1,536$66,799,5605Miramax / Dimension
10An American Werewolf in Paris$2,113,439-52%1,659-72$1,274$17,541,1133Disney