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, Feb. 4 - Sun, Feb. 6

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Scream 3$34,713,342--3,467--$10,013$34,713,3421Miramax / Dimension
2The Hurricane$4,940,420-13%2,14813$2,300$35,442,4434Universal
3Stuart Little$4,713,252-1%2,702-339$1,744$125,267,7398Sony / Columbia
4Next Friday$4,286,355-25%1,42085$3,019$45,304,6114New Line
5Eye of the Beholder$4,213,996-29%1,7510$2,407$10,173,4432Destination
6The Green Mile$4,017,1330%2,335-36$1,720$120,729,9339Warner Bros.
7Galaxy Quest$3,311,935-3%1,939-270$1,708$62,940,4307DreamWorks
8Down to You$2,707,955-33%2,00326$1,352$14,329,4763Miramax
9Girl, Interrupted$2,556,403-21%1,863-72$1,372$23,307,0338Sony / Columbia
10The Talented Mr. Ripley$2,488,414-11%1,819-323$1,368$74,597,6357Paramount