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. 29 - Sun, May. 31

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Godzilla (1998)$18,021,245-59%3,3100$5,444$99,327,1012Sony / TriStar
2Hope Floats$14,210,464--2,367--$6,004$14,210,4641Fox
3Deep Impact$10,078,694-36%3,28030$3,073$112,003,4884Paramount
4The Horse Whisperer$7,338,090-38%2,189140$3,352$21,023,5783Disney
5Bulworth$4,827,745-54%2,0514$2,354$15,485,4003Fox
6Almost Heroes$2,837,928--2,048--$1,386$2,837,9281Warner Bros.
7Quest for Camelot$2,356,063-63%2,449-658$962$14,707,4583Warner Bros.
8Titanic$1,783,028-40%1,562-446$1,142$579,405,81224Paramount
9Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas$1,762,805-59%1,1304$1,560$6,097,9002Universal
10City of Angels$1,616,268-50%1,548-419$1,044$56,003,0178Warner Bros.