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. 11 - Sun, Feb. 13

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Scream 3$16,318,053-53%3,4670$4,707$57,667,4452Miramax / Dimension
2The Beach$15,277,921--2,547--$5,998$15,277,9211Fox
3Snow Day$14,331,819--2,664--$5,380$14,331,8191Paramount
4The Tigger Movie$9,426,732--2,723--$3,462$9,426,7321Disney
5The Hurricane$3,615,625-27%2,078-70$1,740$39,058,0685Universal
6The Green Mile$3,087,632-23%2,012-323$1,535$124,736,42810Warner Bros.
7Next Friday$2,814,341-34%1,364-56$2,063$48,930,3275New Line
8Stuart Little$2,712,397-42%2,351-351$1,154$127,980,1939Sony / Columbia
9Galaxy Quest$2,179,981-34%1,589-350$1,372$65,760,1448DreamWorks
10Eye of the Beholder$2,129,219-49%1,583-168$1,345$12,302,6623Destination