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. 24 - Sun, Dec. 26

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Any Given Sunday$13,586,374--2,505--$5,424$20,109,4861Warner Bros.
2The Talented Mr. Ripley$12,738,941--2,307--$5,522$12,738,9411Paramount
3Stuart Little$11,816,099-21%2,90022$4,075$39,358,6252Sony / Columbia
4Toy Story 2$10,377,134-14%3,151-77$3,293$177,548,2855Disney
5The Green Mile$9,264,116-27%2,8750$3,222$52,958,2573Warner Bros.
6Man on the Moon$7,514,777--2,079--$3,615$12,273,7111Universal
7Galaxy Quest$7,012,386--2,412--$2,907$7,012,3861DreamWorks
8Bicentennial Man$6,780,948-18%2,767249$2,451$20,917,6472Disney
9Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo$5,211,199-37%2,1620$2,410$25,746,4673Disney
10Anna and the King$4,468,421-14%2,1320$2,096$13,175,0022Fox