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, Nov. 25 - Sun, Nov. 27

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire$54,728,411-47%3,8580$14,186$201,012,1382Warner Bros.
2Walk the Line$19,212,199-14%3,138177$6,122$54,008,5602Fox
3Yours, Mine and Ours (2005)$17,461,211--3,206--$5,446$24,320,5061Paramount
4Chicken Little$12,568,952-15%3,475-39$3,617$118,398,2054Disney
5Rent$10,016,079--2,433--$4,117$17,139,2791Sony / Columbia
6Just Friends$9,191,331--2,505--$3,669$13,244,7881New Line
7Pride & Prejudice (2005)$7,158,119234%1,2991078$5,510$16,038,0753Focus
8Derailed$4,609,607-29%2,061-386$2,237$29,306,5553The Weinstein Company
9In the Mix$4,450,310--1,608--$2,768$6,140,4991Lionsgate
10The Ice Harvest$3,740,799--1,550--$2,413$5,047,3781Focus