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. 25 - Sun, Oct. 27

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1jackass: the movie$22,763,131--2,509--$9,073$22,763,1311Paramount
2The Ring$18,488,70123%2,634653$7,019$39,392,9522DreamWorks
3Ghost Ship$11,503,511--2,787--$4,128$11,503,5111Warner Bros.
4Sweet Home Alabama$6,524,468-32%3,182-100$2,050$107,300,7765Disney
5My Big Fat Greek Wedding$6,209,500-13%1,967-47$3,157$164,286,60828IFC Films
6Red Dragon$4,661,167-47%2,886-421$1,615$84,915,5614Universal
7The Transporter$2,812,569-45%1,884-726$1,493$21,471,7483Fox
8Brown Sugar$2,784,084-47%1,146-232$2,429$22,346,4593Fox Searchlight
9Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie$2,754,102-29%1,62544$1,695$19,547,4544Artisan
10The Tuxedo$2,602,819-37%1,707-717$1,525$46,546,2375DreamWorks