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. 31 - Sun, Aug. 2

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Funny People$22,658,601--3,007--$7,535$22,658,6011Universal
2Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince$17,909,828--4,39368$4,077$255,673,2143Warner Bros.
3G-Force$17,514,671--3,6970$4,738$66,919,2442Disney
4The Ugly Truth$13,187,541--2,8820$4,576$54,668,8322Sony / Columbia
5Aliens in the Attic$8,007,142--3,106--$2,578$8,007,1421Fox
6Orphan$7,525,592--2,7500$2,737$27,068,1612Warner Bros.
7Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs$5,525,852--2,757-543$2,004$182,067,4055Fox
8The Hangover$5,194,819--2,071-214$2,508$255,899,6289Warner Bros.
9The Proposal$4,930,675--2,435-344$2,025$148,966,7267Disney
10Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen$4,688,432--2,626-611$1,785$388,193,8206Paramount / DreamWorks