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. 16 - Sun, Mar. 18

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Exit Wounds$18,485,586--2,830--$6,532$18,485,5861Warner Bros.
2Enemy at the Gates$13,810,266--1,509--$9,152$13,810,2661Paramount
3The Mexican$8,011,828-35%3,162203$2,534$50,770,0513DreamWorks
4See Spot Run$5,005,784-24%2,6560$1,885$21,333,6063Warner Bros.
515 Minutes$4,300,356-59%2,3370$1,840$14,823,5102New Line
6Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon$4,045,107-5%1,860104$2,175$100,272,33515Sony Pictures Classics
7Down to Earth$4,006,506-28%2,425-96$1,652$31,378,6005Paramount
8Hannibal$3,566,601-39%2,433-514$1,466$97,030,0986MGM
9Chocolat (2000)$3,428,184-11%1,901-27$1,803$41,667,17714Miramax
10Get Over It$2,833,982-31%1,7420$1,627$6,968,9592Miramax / Dimension