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. 8 - Sun, May. 10

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Deep Impact$41,151,578--3,156--$13,039$41,151,5781Paramount
2City of Angels$4,718,049-29%2,4330$1,939$48,038,0235Warner Bros.
3He Got Game$3,710,911-51%1,3223$2,807$11,321,5742Disney
4Titanic$3,177,302-21%2,256-404$1,408$569,808,80521Paramount
5Les Miserables (1998)$2,753,148-45%1,4770$1,864$7,764,9882Sony / Columbia
6Paulie$2,550,231-32%1,8129$1,407$18,333,0994DreamWorks
7The Big Hit$2,332,176-59%2,1490$1,085$18,892,6533Sony / Columbia
8Black Dog$2,285,705-52%2,05025$1,115$7,095,0802Universal
9The Object of My Affection$2,100,093-38%1,818-172$1,155$20,380,9644Fox
10Lost in Space$1,496,964-50%1,769-502$846$49,494,1506New Line