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, Mar. 9 - Sun, Mar. 11

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Mexican$12,244,159-39%2,9598$4,138$38,392,6052DreamWorks
215 Minutes$10,523,154--2,337--$4,503$10,523,1541New Line
3See Spot Run$6,612,720-32%2,6560$2,490$16,327,8222Warner Bros.
4Hannibal$5,847,287-42%2,947-325$1,984$93,463,4975MGM
5Down to Earth$5,587,061-29%2,5210$2,216$27,372,0944Paramount
6Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon$4,257,190-13%1,7565$2,424$94,506,50714Sony Pictures Classics
7Get Over It$4,134,977--1,742--$2,374$4,134,9771Miramax / Dimension
8Chocolat (2000)$3,843,988-8%1,92871$1,994$38,238,99313Miramax
9Recess: School's Out$2,308,103-42%2,339-164$987$30,598,2064Disney
10The Wedding Planner$1,406,517-36%1,223-485$1,150$57,248,7367Sony / Columbia