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. 7 - Sun, Jun. 9

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Sum of All Fears$19,229,405-38%3,21835$5,976$62,315,6562Paramount
2Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood$16,167,412--2,507--$6,449$16,167,4121Warner Bros.
3Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones$14,011,524-33%3,1610$4,433$255,104,8464Fox
4Bad Company (2002)$11,008,211--2,944--$3,739$11,008,2111Disney
5Spider-Man$10,309,864-28%3,235-411$3,187$370,425,4606Sony / Columbia
6Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron$9,304,756-18%3,3620$2,768$53,650,5623DreamWorks
7Undercover Brother$7,301,940-39%2,1692$3,367$23,621,0712Universal
8Insomnia (2002)$6,122,935-38%2,458-152$2,491$52,018,6683Warner Bros.
9Enough$3,781,463-44%2,388-235$1,584$33,812,6833Sony / Columbia
10About a Boy$2,655,427-36%1,618-138$1,641$32,452,3064Universal