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. 27 - Sun, May. 29

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith$55,205,734-49%3,6632$15,071$255,645,9512Fox
2The Longest Yard (2005)$47,607,501--3,634--$13,101$47,607,5011Paramount
3Madagascar$47,223,568--4,131--$11,432$47,223,5681DreamWorks
4Monster-in-Law$10,242,898-29%3,230-194$3,171$59,905,8853New Line
5Kicking & Screaming$5,129,786-52%2,966-504$1,730$42,744,1783Universal
6Crash (2005)$4,658,491-16%1,680-225$2,773$34,797,4084Lionsgate
7The Interpreter$2,072,940-29%1,171-993$1,770$68,669,1026Universal
8Unleashed$1,886,465-54%1,419-543$1,329$21,505,7263Rogue
9Kingdom of Heaven$1,691,871-52%1,328-1480$1,274$44,516,5274Fox
10House of Wax$1,304,365-60%1,635-1131$798$29,540,9254Warner Bros.