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. 19 - Sun, Jun. 21

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Proposal$33,629,615--3,056--$11,004$33,629,6151Disney
2The Hangover$26,754,413-18%3,545190$7,547$152,821,1333Warner Bros.
3Up$23,494,111-24%3,832-54$6,131$226,267,2814Disney
4Year One$19,609,472--3,022--$6,489$19,609,4721Sony / Columbia
5The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3$12,035,791-49%3,0773$3,912$44,068,1312Sony / Columbia
6Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian$7,806,854-19%2,962-403$2,636$156,459,6195Fox
7Star Trek$5,511,3631%2,307-331$2,389$240,256,5777Paramount
8Land of the Lost$4,359,639-52%2,945-589$1,480$44,059,3733Universal
9Imagine That$3,289,023-40%3,0113$1,092$11,540,6262Paramount
10Terminator Salvation$3,284,681-31%1,920-730$1,711$119,731,5455Warner Bros.