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, Jul. 31 - Sun, Aug. 2

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Saving Private Ryan$23,600,932-23%2,54077$9,292$73,362,5492DreamWorks
2The Parent Trap$11,148,497--2,247--$4,962$11,148,4971Disney
3There's Something About Mary$10,910,994-13%2,145-43$5,087$41,249,3333Fox
4The Negotiator$10,218,831--2,436--$4,195$10,218,8311Warner Bros.
5Ever After: A Cinderella Story$8,526,904--1,767--$4,826$8,526,9041Fox
6The Mask of Zorro$8,320,932-38%2,5150$3,309$44,261,0163Sony / TriStar
7Lethal Weapon 4$7,789,156-41%2,602-515$2,994$76,708,1214Warner Bros.
8Armageddon$7,561,217-32%2,491-636$3,035$113,072,4355Disney
9Doctor Dolittle (1998)$4,587,632-37%2,184-344$2,101$82,931,2976Fox
10Mafia!$3,695,777-44%1,9442$1,901$10,273,7382Disney