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. 11 - Sun, May. 13

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Mummy Returns$33,741,691-50%3,4109$9,895$118,034,2702Universal
2A Knight's Tale$16,511,391--2,980--$5,541$16,511,3911Sony / Columbia
3Bridget Jones's Diary$4,458,144-22%2,506-41$1,779$16,691,9605Miramax
4Along Came a Spider$3,073,656-18%2,480-93$1,239$17,810,2706Paramount
5Driven$3,047,384-49%2,804-101$1,087$7,988,9213Warner Bros.
6Spy Kids$2,664,462-30%2,599-216$1,025$48,069,4357Miramax / Dimension
7Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles$2,157,568-31%2,16625$996$5,225,2304Paramount
8Blow$1,858,462-24%1,502-56$1,237$15,360,9396New Line
9Joe Dirt$752,845-49%1,314-469$573$9,459,9015Sony / Columbia
10Chocolat (2000)$750,548303%1,4871248$505$50,327,84122Miramax