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, Aug. 7 - Sun, Aug. 9

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Saving Private Ryan$17,398,618-26%2,59252$6,712$103,772,6583DreamWorks
2Snake Eyes$16,310,373--2,713--$6,012$16,310,3731Paramount
3Halloween: H20$16,187,724--2,607--$6,209$16,187,7241Miramax / Dimension
4There's Something About Mary$9,626,022-12%2,109-36$4,564$50,875,3554Fox
5The Parent Trap$8,127,121-27%2,402155$3,383$19,275,6182Disney
6Ever After: A Cinderella Story$7,694,677-10%2,067300$3,723$16,221,5812Fox
7The Negotiator$6,503,833-36%2,4360$2,670$16,722,6642Warner Bros.
8The Mask of Zorro$5,508,627-34%2,436-79$2,261$49,769,6434Sony / TriStar
9Armageddon$5,318,807-30%2,123-368$2,505$118,391,2426Disney
10Lethal Weapon 4$4,739,997-39%2,329-273$2,035$81,448,1185Warner Bros.