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, Sep. 7 - Sun, Sep. 9

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Musketeer$10,312,377--2,438--$4,230$10,312,3771Universal
2Two Can Play That Game$7,720,942--1,297--$5,953$7,720,9421Sony / Screen Gems
3Jeepers Creepers$6,219,957-53%2,9440$2,113$8,945,5492MGM / United Artists
4Rock Star$6,018,636--2,525--$2,384$6,018,6361Warner Bros.
5The Others$6,003,882-26%2,73721$2,194$51,671,1615Miramax
6Rush Hour 2$5,752,389-38%2,546-279$2,259$190,388,9096New Line
7American Pie 2$4,720,860-47%2,777-337$1,700$131,173,1475Universal
8Rat Race$4,459,229-38%2,5510$1,748$29,191,0194Paramount
9The Princess Diaries$3,369,944-41%2,410-280$1,398$83,201,9066Disney
10O$2,664,891-61%1,46430$1,820$9,581,5162Lions Gate