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, Nov. 26 - Sun, Nov. 28

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1National Treasure$32,157,066-8%3,243226$9,916$87,270,2892Disney
2The Incredibles$23,580,136-11%3,453-230$6,829$214,295,0694Disney
3Christmas with the Kranks$21,570,242--3,393--$6,357$30,816,5911Sony / Columbia
4The Polar Express$19,389,20724%3,6500$5,312$81,485,2793Warner Bros.
5The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie$17,843,997-44%3,30795$5,396$58,792,2392Paramount
6Alexander$13,686,735--2,445--$5,598$21,837,1561Warner Bros.
7Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason$6,231,544-38%2,47323$2,520$31,964,4003Universal
8Ray$3,975,960-13%1,499-528$2,652$65,126,3905Universal
9After the Sunset$3,101,979-39%2,309-510$1,343$24,326,1863New Line
10The Grudge$1,950,972-49%1,486-626$1,313$107,779,1786Sony / Columbia