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, Jun. 8 - Sun, Jun. 10

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Ocean's Thirteen$36,133,907--3,565--$10,136$36,133,9071Warner Bros.
2Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End$21,144,126-52%4,002-360$5,283$253,441,3283Disney
3Knocked Up$19,642,874-36%2,8765$6,830$65,866,4482Universal
4Surf's Up$17,639,190--3,528--$5,000$17,639,1901Sony / Columbia
5Shrek the Third$15,316,776-45%3,925-184$3,902$281,462,7734Paramount / DreamWorks
6Hostel Part II$8,204,985--2,350--$3,491$8,204,9851Lionsgate
7Mr. Brooks$4,912,032-51%2,4530$2,002$18,595,4722MGM
8Spider-Man 3$4,304,536-43%2,570-832$1,675$325,581,1916Sony / Columbia
9Gracie$513,960-62%1,093-71$470$2,454,8382Picturehouse