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. 27 - Sun, Mar. 1

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail$16,176,699-61%2,05220$7,883$64,525,3972Lionsgate
2Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience$12,510,301--1,271--$9,843$12,510,3011Disney
3Slumdog Millionaire$12,027,17343%2,943699$4,087$115,025,78416Fox Searchlight
4Taken$9,863,105-13%3,089-13$3,193$107,787,9575Fox
5He's Just Not That Into You$6,011,631-30%2,858-192$2,103$78,662,0574Warner Bros. / New Line
6Paul Blart: Mall Cop$5,602,529-18%2,698-137$2,077$128,110,8597Sony / Columbia
7Coraline$5,261,362-54%2,092-63$2,515$61,111,3964Focus
8Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li$4,722,397--1,136--$4,157$4,722,3971Fox
9Confessions of a Shopaholic$4,634,230-31%2,53427$1,829$33,807,8663Disney
10Fired Up$3,701,381-32%1,8111$2,044$10,038,6162Sony / Screen Gems