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, Jul. 24 - Sun, Jul. 26

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1G-Force$31,707,145--3,697--$8,576$31,707,1451Disney
2Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince$29,461,721-62%4,3250$6,812$221,295,2272Warner Bros.
3The Ugly Truth$27,605,445--2,882--$9,579$27,605,4451Sony / Columbia
4Orphan$12,871,913--2,750--$4,681$12,871,9131Warner Bros.
5Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs$8,408,159-52%3,300-517$2,548$171,498,0904Fox
6Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen$8,125,334-41%3,237-620$2,510$379,218,1005Paramount / DreamWorks
7The Hangover$6,461,359-21%2,285-382$2,828$247,081,2068Warner Bros.
8The Proposal$6,379,405-23%2,779-264$2,296$140,045,4756Disney
9Public Enemies$4,352,462-44%2,291-827$1,900$88,281,0424Universal
10BrĂ¼no$2,832,898-66%1,895-864$1,495$56,631,9683Universal