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, Nov. 20 - Sun, Nov. 22

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Twilight Saga: New Moon$142,839,009--4,042--$35,339$142,839,0091Summit
2The Blind Side$34,119,328--3,110--$10,971$34,119,3281Warner Bros.
32012$26,410,972-60%3,4084$7,750$108,131,7332Sony / Columbia
4Old Dogs$16,894,511--3,389--$4,985$16,894,5110Disney
5Disney's A Christmas Carol$12,274,964-45%3,578-105$3,431$79,837,3493Disney
6The Men Who Stare at Goats$2,828,585-52%2,056-397$1,376$27,679,3483Overture
7Couples Retreat$1,942,660-53%1,712-797$1,135$104,993,7057Universal
8The Fourth Kind$1,747,008-62%1,648-882$1,060$23,360,8543Universal
9Michael Jackson's This Is It$1,618,080-68%1,640-1397$987$70,257,0064Sony / Columbia
10Law Abiding Citizen$1,606,007-58%1,327-744$1,210$70,015,0606Overture