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, Feb. 8 - Sun, Feb. 10

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Collateral Damage$15,059,973--2,824--$5,333$15,059,9731Warner Bros.
2Big Fat Liar$11,554,755--2,531--$4,565$11,554,7551Universal
3Rollerball$9,013,548--2,762--$3,263$9,013,5481MGM
4Snow Dogs$7,178,242-30%2,4540$2,925$59,914,2854Disney
5The Count of Monte Cristo (2002)$6,454,984-26%2,199-12$2,935$32,359,5733Disney
6A Walk to Remember$5,543,731-37%2,311-109$2,399$30,299,0833Warner Bros.
7The Mothman Prophecies$4,870,476-34%2,275-56$2,141$28,011,7383Sony / Screen Gems
8Kung Pow! Enter the Fist$1,402,774-64%1,266-1209$1,108$14,224,5543Fox
9Slackers$1,126,059-60%1,877-16$600$4,815,0402Sony / Columbia
10Orange County$1,118,456-61%1,406-819$795$39,662,3265Paramount