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, Sep. 30 - Sun, Oct. 2

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Flightplan$14,805,833-40%3,4240$4,324$45,911,0752Disney
2Serenity$10,086,716--2,188--$4,610$10,086,7161Universal
3Tim Burton's Corpse Bride$10,033,283-48%3,2040$3,131$33,186,9012Warner Bros.
4A History of Violence$8,103,0771470%1,3401326$6,047$8,622,1112New Line
5Into the Blue$7,057,861--2,789--$2,531$7,057,8611Sony / Columbia
6Just Like Heaven$6,127,541-36%3,54334$1,729$38,422,9403DreamWorks
7The Exorcism of Emily Rose$4,380,399-41%3,004-41$1,458$68,501,6964Sony / Screen Gems
8Roll Bounce$4,028,567-47%1,66136$2,425$12,676,6292Fox Searchlight
9The Greatest Game Ever Played$3,657,736--1,014--$3,607$3,657,7361Disney
10The 40-Year-Old Virgin$3,120,961-28%2,152-429$1,450$101,407,6697Universal