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, Nov. 8 - Sun, Nov. 10

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
18 Mile$51,239,864--2,470--$20,745$51,239,8641Universal
2The Santa Clause 2$24,735,057-15%3,3522$7,379$60,039,2442Disney
3The Ring$15,507,476-14%2,927119$5,298$85,604,8064DreamWorks
4I Spy$8,810,797-31%3,1820$2,769$24,488,9502Sony / Columbia
5jackass: the movie$7,105,082-44%2,5322$2,806$53,198,0233Paramount
6My Big Fat Greek Wedding$5,854,0054%1,975-2$2,964$179,450,37730IFC Films
7Sweet Home Alabama$3,810,701-17%2,004-437$1,902$118,547,4577Disney
8Ghost Ship$3,157,903-53%2,361-426$1,338$26,174,4433Warner Bros.
9Femme Fatale$2,777,029--1,066--$2,605$3,432,4381Warner Bros.
10Punch-Drunk Love$2,500,838-38%1,29341$1,934$14,510,3395Sony / Columbia