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. 27 - Sun, Jan. 29

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Big Momma's House 2$27,737,255--3,261--$8,506$27,737,2551Fox
2Nanny McPhee$14,503,629--1,995--$7,270$14,503,6291Universal
3Underworld: Evolution$11,403,355-58%3,2070$3,556$44,606,8662Sony / Screen Gems
4Annapolis$7,682,029--1,605--$4,786$7,682,0291Disney
5Brokeback Mountain$6,542,081-12%1,654458$3,955$51,046,5148Focus
6Glory Road$5,344,945-39%2,3971$2,230$34,946,1443Disney
7Last Holiday$4,802,605-45%2,442-72$1,967$32,630,6493Paramount
8The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe$4,505,553-28%2,170-587$2,076$277,869,8168Disney
9Fun with Dick and Jane (2005)$3,503,758-39%2,132-694$1,643$106,217,2876Sony / Columbia
10Walk the Line$3,032,466-1%1,20176$2,525$106,121,89511Fox