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, May. 4 - Sun, May. 6

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Mummy Returns$68,138,445--3,401--$20,035$68,138,4451Universal
2Driven$6,002,516-51%2,9050$2,066$9,328,1092Warner Bros.
3Bridget Jones's Diary$5,730,131-24%2,54715$2,250$15,894,1494Miramax
4Spy Kids$3,812,829-34%2,815-290$1,354$48,574,5386Miramax / Dimension
5Along Came a Spider$3,762,266-33%2,5730$1,462$17,385,8465Paramount
6Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles$3,108,663-33%2,14117$1,452$5,569,0263Paramount
7Blow$2,447,638-27%1,558-155$1,571$14,885,4925New Line
8Joe Dirt$1,475,282-46%1,783-701$827$8,707,0564Sony / Columbia
9The Forsaken$1,406,246-53%1,5140$929$2,273,2412Sony / Screen Gems
10Town & Country$1,333,504-56%2,2220$600$2,199,4572New Line