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, Sep. 25 - Sun, Sep. 27

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Rush Hour$21,202,929-36%2,6435$8,022$54,204,7322New Line
2Ronin$12,697,641--2,487--$5,106$12,697,6411MGM
3Urban Legend$10,515,444--2,257--$4,659$10,515,4441Sony / TriStar
4One True Thing$4,438,980-33%1,62636$2,730$11,045,4352Universal
5There's Something About Mary$4,430,566-21%2,471-67$1,793$94,892,98611Fox
6Saving Private Ryan$2,511,665-26%2,203-308$1,140$181,829,41910DreamWorks
7Rounders$2,364,717-50%2,188-3$1,081$15,555,0403Miramax
8Blade$2,009,627-38%2,232-143$900$40,693,6106New Line
9Ever After: A Cinderella Story$1,315,700-26%1,627-217$809$40,313,0319Fox
10Armageddon$951,613-24%1,128-131$844$134,187,60013Disney