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, Mar. 24 - Sun, Mar. 26

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Inside Man$28,955,683--2,818--$10,275$28,955,6831Universal
2V for Vendetta$12,339,108-52%3,3650$3,667$46,208,0672Warner Bros.
3Stay Alive$10,726,597--2,009--$5,339$10,726,5971Disney
4Failure to Launch$10,463,212-33%3,20285$3,268$63,541,1023Paramount
5The Shaggy Dog (2006)$9,035,388-32%3,421-80$2,641$47,823,2453Disney
6She's the Man$7,297,306-32%2,6318$2,774$20,346,9502Paramount / DreamWorks
7Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector$6,922,902--1,710--$4,048$6,922,9021Lionsgate
8The Hills Have Eyes (2006)$4,385,709-45%2,461-160$1,782$35,717,2613Fox Searchlight
9Eight Below$2,717,206-33%2,101-502$1,293$77,140,0736Disney
1016 Blocks$2,160,504-55%2,066-600$1,046$34,005,7004Warner Bros.