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 continues 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. 9 - Sun, Mar. 11

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1300$70,884,598--3,103--$22,844$70,884,5981Warner Bros.
2Wild Hogs$27,601,632-30%3,2969$8,374$77,017,4932Disney
3Bridge to Terabithia$6,779,436-24%3,21051$2,112$66,931,2794Disney
4Ghost Rider$6,670,849-42%3,347-261$1,993$104,015,2134Sony / Columbia
5Zodiac$6,641,810-50%2,37917$2,792$23,596,4892Paramount
6Norbit$4,278,988-33%2,505-322$1,708$88,292,2655Paramount / DreamWorks
7The Number 23$4,082,292-37%2,489-270$1,640$30,241,1513New Line
8Music and Lyrics$3,744,873-23%2,280-364$1,642$43,765,2844Warner Bros.
9Breach$2,505,796-31%1,5057$1,665$29,020,1394Universal
10Amazing Grace$2,478,036-12%1,000209$2,478$11,401,7333IDP/Samuel Goldwyn