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, Jan. 6 - Sun, Jan. 8

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hostel$19,557,541--2,195--$8,910$19,557,5411Lionsgate
2The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe$15,642,455-39%3,514-339$4,451$247,778,2085Disney
3King Kong (2005)$12,622,303-49%3,482-145$3,625$192,679,7314Universal
4Fun with Dick and Jane (2005)$11,918,526-28%3,182126$3,746$81,077,2643Sony / Columbia
5Cheaper by the Dozen 2$8,433,267-42%3,108-103$2,713$66,555,3563Fox
6Munich$7,565,79859%1,485953$5,095$25,348,6813Universal
7Memoirs of a Geisha$6,111,576-21%1,58942$3,846$39,863,3153Sony / Columbia
8Rumor Has It$5,700,513-39%2,766-49$2,061$35,204,8923Warner Bros.
9The Family Stone$4,608,371-43%2,085-379$2,210$53,175,7494Fox
10The Ringer$4,249,862-31%1,688-165$2,518$27,758,5733Fox Searchlight