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. 30 - Sun, Feb. 1

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Titanic$25,905,7163%2,85382$9,080$308,098,6317Paramount
2Great Expectations (1998)$9,593,290--1,867--$5,138$9,593,2901Fox
3Good Will Hunting$8,432,211-1%1,8310$4,605$33,911,8199Miramax
4Spice World$7,027,688-33%2,3390$3,005$17,554,9102Sony / Columbia
5As Good as It Gets$6,609,494-12%1,77815$3,717$85,572,6876Sony / TriStar
6Desperate Measures$5,833,412--1,963--$2,972$5,833,4121Sony / Columbia
7Wag the Dog$4,775,7449%1,685-41$2,834$24,727,3306New Line
8Deep Rising$4,737,793--1,758--$2,695$4,737,7931Disney
9Fallen$2,825,519-43%2,150-298$1,314$7,772,7873Warner Bros.
10Hard Rain$2,686,082-27%2,1320$1,260$14,398,8123Paramount