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, Oct. 10 - Sun, Oct. 12

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Beverly Hills Chihuahua$17,502,930-40%3,2183$5,439$52,533,6472Disney
2Quarantine$14,210,663--2,461--$5,774$14,210,6631Sony / Screen Gems
3Body of Lies$12,884,573--2,710--$4,754$12,884,5731Warner Bros.
4Eagle Eye$10,913,515-38%3,61498$3,020$70,410,1333Paramount / DreamWorks
5Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist$6,419,779-43%2,4210$2,652$20,730,9462Sony / Columbia
6The Express$4,560,898--2,808--$1,624$4,560,8981Universal
7Nights in Rodanthe$4,542,004-38%2,575-127$1,764$32,298,5193Warner Bros.
8Appaloosa$3,322,609-34%1,290245$2,576$10,866,9104Warner Bros. / New Line
9The Duchess$3,305,729270%1,2071080$2,739$5,603,5454Paramount Vantage
10City of Ember$3,129,773--2,022--$1,548$3,129,7731Fox