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, Dec. 30 - Sun, Jan. 1

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe$25,686,46030%3,8530$6,667$217,679,6154Disney
2King Kong (2005)$24,771,80717%3,62751$6,830$167,505,6033Universal
3Fun with Dick and Jane (2005)$16,523,64215%3,0560$5,407$60,106,4162Sony / Columbia
4Cheaper by the Dozen 2$14,486,91656%3,21136$4,512$50,313,4192Fox
5Rumor Has It$9,365,830170%2,8150$3,327$24,443,7902Warner Bros.
6The Family Stone$8,132,60424%2,464-5$3,301$44,169,1913Fox
7Memoirs of a Geisha$7,747,49315%1,5470$5,008$28,165,5482Sony / Columbia
8The Ringer$6,178,69120%1,85324$3,334$19,780,1572Fox Searchlight
9Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire$5,685,44445%2,316-205$2,455$275,138,5527Warner Bros.
10Syriana$4,088,38431%1,7250$2,370$37,728,5214Warner Bros.