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, Jul. 13 - Sun, Jul. 15

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Legally Blonde$20,377,426--2,620--$7,778$20,377,4261MGM
2The Score$19,018,807--2,129--$8,933$19,018,8071Paramount
3Cats & Dogs$12,033,590-45%3,0400$3,958$37,238,4752Warner Bros.
4Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within$11,408,607--2,649--$4,307$19,028,1551Sony / Columbia
5Scary Movie 2$9,554,442-53%3,2200$2,967$53,479,7122Miramax / Dimension
6The Fast and the Furious$8,087,885-34%2,899101$2,790$115,613,6784Universal
7Dr. Dolittle 2$7,483,973-28%2,829-199$2,645$34,809,0014Fox
8Kiss of the Dragon$6,010,165-55%2,10075$2,862$10,817,4172Fox
9A.I. Artificial Intelligence$5,214,891-63%2,830-412$1,843$70,099,5683Warner Bros.
10Lara Croft, Tomb Raider$3,883,274-42%2,164-846$1,794$69,493,1695Paramount