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, Nov. 6 - Sun, Nov. 8

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Waterboy$39,414,071--2,664--$14,795$39,414,0711Disney
2The Siege$13,931,285--2,541--$5,483$13,931,2851Fox
3Pleasantville$5,593,743-19%1,7610$3,176$21,328,4103New Line
4Antz$5,563,84623%2,604-325$2,137$75,004,2346DreamWorks
5The Wizard of Oz (1998 re-issue)$5,354,311--1,879--$2,850$5,354,3111Warner Bros.
6Living Out Loud$4,319,7452445%1,0861078$3,978$4,489,4922New Line
7Practical Magic$4,074,422-24%2,552-90$1,597$31,323,6684Warner Bros.
8John Carpenter's Vampires$3,916,254-57%1,7930$2,184$13,022,7512Sony / Columbia
9Rush Hour$3,322,424-13%2,043-359$1,626$101,031,8818New Line
10Bride of Chucky$2,002,215-50%1,880-587$1,065$24,944,8904Universal