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, Apr. 13 - Sun, Apr. 15

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Disturbia$22,223,689--2,925--$7,598$22,223,6891Paramount / DreamWorks
2Blades of Glory$13,824,588-39%3,46757$3,987$89,956,7873Paramount / DreamWorks
3Meet the Robinsons$12,468,284-25%3,238-197$3,851$72,372,2253Disney
4Perfect Stranger$11,206,384--2,661--$4,211$11,206,3841Sony / Columbia
5Are We Done Yet?$8,951,919-37%2,8770$3,112$32,755,7222Sony / Columbia
6Pathfinder$5,000,601--1,720--$2,907$5,000,6011Fox
7Wild Hogs$4,676,558-30%2,429-396$1,925$152,281,2207Disney
8The Reaping$4,567,685-54%2,6030$1,755$19,765,7592Warner Bros.
9300$4,453,907-47%2,140-534$2,081$200,967,1406Warner Bros.
10Grindhouse$4,332,202-63%2,6295$1,648$19,792,3052Weinstein / Dimension