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, Nov. 3 - Sun, Nov. 5

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Charlie's Angels$40,129,262--3,037--$13,213$40,129,2621Sony / Columbia
2Meet the Parents$12,639,290-16%2,67225$4,730$116,467,0135Universal
3The Legend of Bagger Vance$11,516,473--2,061--$5,588$11,516,4731DreamWorks
4Remember the Titans$6,961,283-13%2,737-66$2,543$96,743,5106Disney
5Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2$5,011,801-62%3,3203$1,510$18,235,6882Artisan
6Bedazzled (2000)$4,655,978-41%2,502-69$1,861$25,591,9303Fox
7Pay It Forward$4,278,516-37%2,1300$2,009$20,713,6013Warner Bros.
8The Little Vampire$3,505,436-39%2,0090$1,745$9,225,0632New Line
9Lucky Numbers$2,051,958-55%2,52831$812$6,588,5832Paramount
10The Legend of Drunken Master$1,571,681-35%1,183-162$1,329$7,846,3453Miramax / Dimension