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, Dec. 3 - Sun, Dec. 5

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Toy Story 2$27,760,809-52%3,2382$8,573$116,782,6072Disney
2The World Is Not Enough$10,650,145-54%3,1630$3,367$74,972,4093MGM
3End of Days$9,642,412-53%2,5996$3,710$41,151,1482Universal
4Sleepy Hollow$8,868,259-52%3,0692$2,890$73,063,0813Paramount
5The Bone Collector$3,197,860-42%2,51818$1,270$55,207,1485Universal
6Pokemon: The First Movie$2,343,365-67%3,0430$770$80,853,4324Warner Bros.
7Dogma$2,122,307-38%1,2920$1,643$21,823,7754Lionsgate
8The Insider$1,328,825-46%1,483-189$896$22,608,1445Disney
9Anywhere But Here$1,319,257-53%1,626-60$811$16,432,3384Fox
10The Sixth Sense$966,524-37%1,03417$935$270,633,63618Disney