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, Jul. 28 - Sun, Jul. 30

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Miami Vice$25,723,083--3,021--$8,515$25,723,0831Universal
2Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest$20,607,075-41%3,834-299$5,375$358,486,7294Disney
3John Tucker Must Die$14,276,824--2,560--$5,577$14,276,8241Fox
4Monster House$11,664,384-47%3,5530$3,283$44,036,7182Sony / Columbia
5The Ant Bully$8,433,575--3,050--$2,765$8,433,5751Warner Bros.
6Lady in the Water$7,143,402-60%3,2350$2,208$32,201,1852Warner Bros.
7You, Me and Dupree$7,105,815-44%2,820-317$2,520$59,121,2003Universal
8Little Man$5,123,289-54%2,175-362$2,356$50,186,8473Sony / Columbia
9The Devil Wears Prada$4,671,518-37%1,778-470$2,627$106,558,9435Fox
10My Super Ex-Girlfriend$4,097,748-52%2,7020$1,517$16,753,4732Fox