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, Apr. 11 - Sun, Apr. 13

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Anger Management$42,220,564--3,551--$11,890$42,220,5641Sony / Columbia
2Phone Booth$7,618,612-49%2,4898$3,061$26,716,7222Fox
3What a Girl Wants$6,288,155-45%2,9640$2,122$19,990,8412Warner Bros.
4Bringing Down the House$4,502,269-46%2,830-80$1,591$117,617,4176Disney
5A Man Apart$4,457,668-60%2,49536$1,787$18,279,2522New Line
6Head of State$3,981,887-54%2,256101$1,765$30,935,1983DreamWorks
7The Core$3,307,106-46%3,0190$1,095$25,756,6453Paramount
8Chicago$3,207,797-37%2,114-281$1,517$156,872,70016Miramax
9Basic$2,102,942-61%2,246-630$936$23,740,8143Sony / Columbia
10Agent Cody Banks$1,689,331-53%2,007-324$842$42,549,0465MGM