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. 31 - Sun, Nov. 2

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Scary Movie 3$20,018,455-58%3,5050$5,711$77,545,4062Miramax / Dimension
2Brother Bear$19,421,7036539%3,0303028$6,410$19,802,5451Disney
3The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)$10,820,082-25%2,970-48$3,643$66,056,6573New Line
4Radio$9,640,320-28%3,0740$3,136$26,248,4332Sony / Columbia
5Runaway Jury$6,526,319-23%2,736-79$2,385$33,313,5743Fox
6Mystic River$6,232,711-20%1,55158$4,019$33,547,8753Warner Bros.
7Kill Bill Vol. 1$4,529,607-29%2,429-204$1,865$60,885,5334Miramax
8School of Rock$4,522,590-31%2,786-165$1,623$69,244,5155Paramount
9Intolerable Cruelty$2,499,444-31%1,661-629$1,505$31,897,3664Universal
10Good Boy!$2,263,299-55%2,415-347$937$35,263,1014MGM