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, Mar. 20 - Sun, Mar. 22

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Titanic$17,163,888-2%3,16953$5,416$494,506,20414Paramount
2Primary Colors$12,046,247--1,965--$6,130$12,046,2471Universal
3The Man in the Iron Mask$11,077,005-36%3,1010$3,572$28,348,4552MGM / United Artists
4Wild Things$9,622,444--2,177--$4,420$9,622,4441Sony / Columbia
5U.S. Marshals$7,225,511-36%2,8170$2,565$35,444,7583Warner Bros.
6Mr. Nice Guy$5,250,704--1,463--$3,589$5,250,7041New Line
7Good Will Hunting$4,026,752-17%1,805-94$2,231$77,150,59516Miramax
8As Good as It Gets$3,260,4127%1,604-106$2,033$125,802,04013Sony / TriStar
9The Wedding Singer$3,254,479-30%2,065-485$1,576$38,121,2516New Line
10The Big Lebowski$1,830,629-48%1,123-112$1,630$10,862,2673Gramercy