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, Apr. 1 - Sun, Apr. 3

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Sin City$29,120,273--3,230--$9,016$29,120,2731Miramax / Dimension
2Beauty Shop$12,800,357--2,659--$4,814$16,646,1811MGM
3Guess Who$12,715,599-38%3,1470$4,041$41,039,4832Sony / Columbia
4Robots$9,826,839-24%3,026-405$3,247$104,422,0384Fox
5Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous$8,134,923-42%3,2330$2,516$31,128,3652Warner Bros.
6The Pacifier$5,799,578-28%2,851-251$2,034$96,111,8185Disney
7The Ring Two$5,689,531-58%3,179-162$1,790$68,047,5043DreamWorks
8The Upside of Anger$4,025,000222%1,111944$3,623$8,547,6194New Line
9Hitch$2,907,847-32%1,859-374$1,564$171,267,3678Sony / Columbia
10Ice Princess$2,748,736-26%1,802-699$1,525$18,750,6273Disney