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, May. 14 - Sun, May. 16

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Troy$46,864,324--3,411--$13,739$46,864,3241Warner Bros.
2Van Helsing$20,726,751-60%3,5805$5,790$85,094,8782Universal
3Mean Girls$10,183,893-26%3,01543$3,378$55,404,4633Paramount
4Man on Fire (2004)$5,099,239-38%2,650-196$1,924$64,170,9254Fox
5Breakin' All the Rules$5,088,933--1,318--$3,861$5,088,9331Sony / Screen Gems
613 Going on 30$4,107,333-29%2,656-502$1,546$48,519,8494Sony / Columbia
7New York Minute$3,814,671-36%3,0060$1,269$10,783,1532Warner Bros.
8Laws of Attraction$2,009,380-45%2,003-446$1,003$15,309,4513New Line
9Kill Bill Vol. 2$1,628,802-46%1,401-551$1,163$60,854,3765Miramax
10Envy$1,043,725-58%1,417-1028$737$11,903,0713DreamWorks