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, Feb. 29 - Sun, Mar. 2

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Semi-Pro$15,075,114--3,121--$4,830$15,075,1141New Line
2Vantage Point$12,819,769-44%3,1501$4,070$40,823,9192Sony / Columbia
3The Spiderwick Chronicles$8,699,520-34%3,654-193$2,381$55,030,8553Paramount
4The Other Boleyn Girl$8,202,976--1,166--$7,035$8,202,9761Sony / Columbia
5Jumper$7,568,222-40%3,128-302$2,420$66,790,6063Fox
6Step Up 2 the Streets$5,741,830-40%2,52848$2,271$48,621,9603Disney
7Fool's Gold$4,418,824-33%2,845-230$1,553$58,801,2604Warner Bros.
8No Country for Old Men$4,114,99471%2,037936$2,020$68,225,12417Miramax
9Penelope$3,802,661--1,196--$3,179$3,802,6611Summit
10Definitely, Maybe$3,381,770-35%2,189-31$1,545$26,649,4333Universal