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, May. 1 - Sun, May. 3

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1X-Men Origins: Wolverine$85,057,400--4,099--$20,751$85,057,4001Fox
2Ghosts of Girlfriends Past$15,410,977--3,175--$4,854$15,410,9771Warner Bros. / New Line
3Obsessed$12,050,994-58%2,5140$4,794$46,853,6242Sony / Screen Gems
417 Again$6,362,628-45%3,2550$1,955$48,507,4623Warner Bros. / New Line
5Monsters vs. Aliens$5,804,042-32%2,626-732$2,210$182,413,1496Paramount / DreamWorks
6The Soloist$5,654,090-42%2,0339$2,781$18,162,9432Paramount / DreamWorks
7Earth (2009)$4,338,995-51%1,8040$2,405$22,002,3712Disneynature
8Hannah Montana: The Movie$4,163,494-35%2,819-412$1,477$70,943,0474Disney
9Fighting$4,010,539-64%2,3123$1,735$17,343,2712Universal / Rogue
10State of Play$3,715,277-46%2,445-362$1,520$30,944,8633Universal