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. 6 - Sun, May. 8

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Kingdom of Heaven$19,635,948--3,216--$6,106$19,635,9481Fox
2House of Wax$12,077,275--3,111--$3,882$12,077,2751Warner Bros.
3The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy$9,791,875-54%3,1330$3,125$35,782,6002Disney
4Crash (2005)$9,107,676--1,864--$4,886$9,107,6761Lionsgate
5The Interpreter$7,823,598-43%2,81450$2,780$54,406,2833Universal
6XXX: State of the Union$5,521,138-57%3,4800$1,587$20,904,6512Sony / Columbia
7Sahara (2005)$3,428,257-40%2,516-596$1,363$61,667,8825Paramount
8The Amityville Horror (2005)$3,346,985-57%2,478-580$1,351$60,308,2664MGM
9A Lot Like Love$3,155,944-38%2,153-349$1,466$18,911,2353Disney
10Fever Pitch (2005)$2,228,181-37%1,541-651$1,446$39,250,1085Fox