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. 13 - Sun, Feb. 15

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Friday the 13th (2009)$40,570,641--3,105--$13,066$40,570,6411Warner Bros. / New Line
2He's Just Not That Into You$19,518,175-30%3,1750$6,147$54,987,3652Warner Bros. / New Line
3Taken$18,984,067-8%3,109-75$6,106$77,654,7653Fox
4Confessions of a Shopaholic$15,065,336--2,507--$6,009$15,065,3361Disney
5Coraline$14,783,300-12%2,32021$6,372$35,018,9992Focus
6Paul Blart: Mall Cop$10,984,4871%2,965-204$3,705$109,800,0625Sony / Columbia
7The International$9,329,953--2,364--$3,947$9,329,9531Sony / Columbia
8The Pink Panther 2$8,513,538-27%3,2452$2,624$21,835,1452Sony / Columbia
9Slumdog Millionaire$7,284,7631%1,634-90$4,458$86,679,85914Fox Searchlight
10Push$6,862,654-32%2,3130$2,967$19,257,4212Summit