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, Jun. 29 - Sun, Jul. 1

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1A.I. Artificial Intelligence$29,352,630--3,242--$9,054$29,352,6301Warner Bros.
2The Fast and the Furious$20,055,421-50%2,72395$7,365$77,868,5452Universal
3Dr. Dolittle 2$15,812,072-37%3,0534$5,179$27,778,4882Fox
4Lara Croft, Tomb Raider$10,212,454-48%3,34937$3,049$65,524,1563Paramount
5Baby Boy$8,606,403--1,533--$5,614$11,688,7731Sony / Columbia
6Atlantis: The Lost Empire$8,285,689-34%3,030-41$2,735$35,415,2403Disney
7Shrek$7,706,164-26%2,704-303$2,850$228,141,5387DreamWorks
8Pearl Harbor$4,722,956-31%2,305-363$2,049$179,737,8236Disney
9crazy/beautiful$4,715,060--1,601--$2,945$4,715,0601Disney
10Swordfish$4,342,757-44%2,225-435$1,952$30,238,1314Warner Bros.