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, Jan. 7 - Sun, Jan. 9

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Meet the Fockers$28,498,123-32%3,5273$8,080$204,297,2953Universal
2White Noise$24,113,770--2,261--$10,665$24,113,7701Universal
3The Aviator (2004)$7,492,647-34%1,86771$4,013$42,805,7973Miramax
4Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events$7,438,708-49%3,343-280$2,225$105,568,8824Paramount
5Fat Albert$5,748,443-44%2,675-69$2,149$41,023,1643Fox
6Ocean's Twelve$5,312,079-44%3,010-280$1,765$115,318,1375Warner Bros.
7Spanglish$4,252,233-31%2,58798$1,644$37,510,9404Sony / Columbia
8National Treasure$4,251,219-37%2,177-105$1,953$160,524,4128Disney
9The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou$2,744,526-38%1,1050$2,484$19,448,6835Disney
10Finding Neverland$2,264,995-13%1,07723$2,103$24,849,1909Miramax