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, Jun. 23 - Sun, Jun. 25

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Me, Myself & Irene$24,209,385--3,019--$8,019$24,209,3851Fox
2Chicken Run$17,506,162--2,491--$7,028$17,506,1621DreamWorks
3Shaft$12,707,835-41%2,40770$5,280$34,422,5922Paramount
4Gone in 60 Seconds$9,452,337-37%3,08940$3,060$68,864,7393Disney
5Big Momma's House$8,548,751-27%2,8463$3,004$85,224,5364Fox
6Mission: Impossible II$7,587,624-33%3,245-388$2,338$188,890,6955Paramount
7Gladiator (2000)$3,851,662-28%1,812-454$2,126$165,433,9108DreamWorks
8Titan A.E.$3,735,300-60%2,77541$1,346$13,112,1452Fox
9Dinosaur$3,258,118-44%2,248-690$1,449$75,842,3516Disney
10Boys and Girls$3,230,493-54%1,9896$1,624$10,239,4432Miramax / Dimension