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, Jun. 12 - Sun, Jun. 14

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Hangover$32,794,459-27%3,35586$9,775$104,769,8832Warner Bros.
2Up$30,761,946-30%3,88668$7,916$187,423,2963Disney
3The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3$23,373,249--3,074--$7,604$23,373,2491Sony / Columbia
4Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian$9,616,625-34%3,365-442$2,858$143,463,3714Fox
5Land of the Lost$8,994,104-52%3,53413$2,545$34,824,6782Universal
6Imagine That$5,504,422--3,008--$1,830$5,504,4221Paramount
7Star Trek$5,455,205-34%2,638-564$2,068$231,884,2416Paramount
8Terminator Salvation$4,787,088-42%2,650-654$1,806$113,926,4114Warner Bros.
9Angels & Demons$4,111,929-37%2,436-489$1,688$123,214,5165Sony / Columbia
10Drag Me to Hell$3,932,741-44%2,273-237$1,730$35,213,6703Universal