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, Jul. 9 - Sun, Jul. 11

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Spider-Man 2$45,179,489-49%4,16614$10,845$256,435,2142Sony / Columbia
2Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy$28,417,271--3,091--$9,194$28,417,2711DreamWorks
3King Arthur (2004)$15,194,686--3,086--$4,924$23,623,8541Disney
4Fahrenheit 9/11$11,030,898-32%2,011286$5,485$80,134,7393Lionsgate
5The Notebook (2004)$6,538,093-37%2,288-35$2,858$43,090,6913New Line
6White Chicks$6,231,491-28%2,201-599$2,831$56,912,6303Sony / Columbia
7DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story$5,709,689-30%2,444-509$2,336$97,868,5174Fox
8The Terminal$4,974,296-37%2,313-469$2,151$65,258,9284DreamWorks
9Shrek 2$4,451,212-47%2,142-467$2,078$418,524,0718DreamWorks
10Sleepover$4,170,546--2,207--$1,890$4,170,5461MGM