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, Aug. 29 - Sun, Aug. 31

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Jeepers Creepers II$15,270,038--3,124--$4,888$15,270,0381MGM / United Artists
2S.W.A.T.$10,780,2952%2,781-423$3,876$102,702,5084Sony / Columbia
3Freaky Friday (2003)$9,219,794-1%3,0679$3,006$87,460,2944Disney
4Open Range$8,075,707-15%2,24481$3,599$40,810,9683Disney
5Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl$7,970,01910%2,227-177$3,579$272,169,3198Disney
6Freddy Vs. Jason$7,111,236-46%2,929-85$2,428$72,399,7593New Line
7Seabiscuit$6,518,0146%2,55622$2,550$102,099,6946Universal
8The Medallion$6,210,244-23%2,6524$2,342$16,865,2072Sony / TriStar
9Uptown Girls$5,607,0070%2,166-329$2,589$30,425,2533MGM
10American Wedding$4,760,255-13%1,810-657$2,630$97,695,9725Universal