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.

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Kill Bill Vol. 2$25,104,949--2,971--$8,450$25,104,9491Miramax
2The Punisher$13,834,527--2,649--$5,223$13,834,5271Lionsgate
3Johnson Family Vacation$5,950,975-37%1,3269$4,488$20,978,8462Fox Searchlight
4Hellboy$5,652,932-48%2,897-146$1,951$50,308,2513Sony / Columbia
5Home on the Range$5,507,020-32%2,735-323$2,014$37,779,8893Disney
6Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed$5,226,501-35%2,810-320$1,860$72,311,5954Warner Bros.
7Walking Tall$4,599,688-46%2,444-392$1,882$36,632,8463MGM
8Ella Enchanted$4,241,089-31%1,9398$2,187$13,580,9672Miramax
9The Alamo (2004)$4,139,775-55%2,6090$1,587$16,403,2082Disney
10The Passion of the Christ$4,051,804-73%2,848-392$1,423$360,764,6888Newmarket