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, May. 1 - Sun, May. 3

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1He Got Game$7,610,663--1,319--$5,770$7,610,6631Disney
2City of Angels$6,608,070-27%2,4330$2,716$43,319,9744Warner Bros.
3The Big Hit$5,751,053-47%2,1490$2,676$16,560,4772Sony / Columbia
4Les Miserables (1998)$5,011,840--1,477--$3,393$5,011,8401Sony / Columbia
5Black Dog$4,809,375--2,025--$2,375$4,809,3751Universal
6Titanic$4,011,058-19%2,660-252$1,508$565,727,15520Paramount
7Paulie$3,749,235-14%1,80346$2,079$15,212,8713DreamWorks
8The Object of My Affection$3,393,712-34%1,99027$1,705$18,280,8713Fox
9Lost in Space$2,982,199-26%2,271-646$1,313$47,997,1865New Line
10The Odd Couple II$1,523,150-38%1,8520$822$12,556,6984Paramount