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, Jun. 10 - Sun, Jun. 12

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)$50,342,727--3,424--$14,703$50,342,7271Fox
2Madagascar$17,181,138-39%3,929-213$4,373$128,413,9623DreamWorks
3Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith$14,852,044-41%3,322-328$4,471$332,107,0814Fox
4The Longest Yard (2005)$13,877,716-47%3,65420$3,798$118,483,4263Paramount
5The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3D$12,582,088--2,655--$4,739$12,582,0881Miramax / Dimension
6Cinderella Man$9,729,762-47%2,8208$3,450$34,643,3612Universal
7The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants$5,709,661-42%2,5830$2,210$23,730,5682Warner Bros.
8The Honeymooners$5,539,002--1,912--$2,897$5,539,0021Paramount
9Monster-in-Law$2,624,376-56%1,949-1076$1,347$76,488,4885New Line
10High Tension$1,897,402--1,323--$1,434$1,897,4021Lions Gate