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. 20 - Sun, Nov. 22

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Rugrats Movie$27,321,470--2,782--$9,821$27,321,4701Paramount
2Enemy of the State$20,038,573--2,393--$8,374$20,038,5731Disney
3The Waterboy$15,707,537-36%2,68914$5,841$79,553,3473Disney
4Meet Joe Black$7,871,985-48%2,5118$3,135$22,889,9802Universal
5I Still Know What You Did Last Summer$7,018,385-58%2,4430$2,873$23,538,4232Sony / Columbia
6The Siege$3,577,517-56%2,438-144$1,467$25,610,5073Fox
7I'll Be Home for Christmas$2,416,847-38%1,77617$1,361$6,315,1402Disney
8Antz$2,326,528-42%2,002-349$1,162$84,180,5458DreamWorks
9Pleasantville$2,246,978-39%1,715-58$1,310$27,250,5215New Line
10The Wizard of Oz (1998 re-issue)$1,404,455-57%1,705-177$824$10,028,3963Warner Bros.