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, Jan. 5 - Sun, Jan. 7

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Cast Away$22,220,725-28%2,94819$7,538$131,911,8073Fox
2What Women Want (2000)$15,555,033-25%3,0526$5,097$137,901,6804Paramount
3Traffic$15,518,8076093%1,5101506$10,277$15,769,3871USA Films
4The Emperor's New Groove$7,462,207-34%2,774-113$2,690$26,933,3774Disney
5Vertical Limit$5,010,353-39%2,602146$1,926$59,283,1495Sony / Columbia
6Dracula 2000$4,310,742-41%2,2040$1,956$20,278,3733Miramax / Dimension
7Dude, Where's My Car?$3,832,533-34%2,004-14$1,912$29,171,7324Fox
8How the Grinch Stole Christmas$2,503,799-72%2,594-567$965$257,832,3688Universal
9All the Pretty Horses$2,477,053-49%1,59345$1,555$11,507,2062Miramax
10102 Dalmatians$1,630,491-53%1,474-103$1,106$57,039,6757Disney