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, Oct. 26 - Sun, Oct. 28

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1K-PAX$17,214,914--2,541--$6,775$17,214,9141Universal
2Thirteen Ghosts$15,165,355--2,781--$5,453$15,165,3551Warner Bros.
3From Hell$6,019,012-45%2,33429$2,579$17,033,8302Fox
4Riding in Cars with Boys$6,011,394-42%2,7700$2,170$16,416,0462Sony / Columbia
5Training Day$5,137,712-45%2,328-275$2,207$50,400,4004Warner Bros.
6Bandits$5,048,007-39%3,015-192$1,674$26,402,7143MGM
7Serendipity$3,811,923-30%2,203-407$1,730$31,333,9664Miramax
8The Last Castle$3,625,367-49%2,2708$1,597$12,949,5482DreamWorks
9Corky Romano$2,997,670-44%2,001-93$1,498$17,328,8283Disney
10Don't Say a Word$2,302,271-45%1,700-556$1,354$40,088,2135Fox