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, Dec. 4 - Sun, Dec. 6

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Blind Side$20,043,181-50%3,326186$6,026$128,868,4123Warner Bros.
2The Twilight Saga: New Moon$15,427,628-64%4,12482$3,741$255,362,1763Summit
3Brothers (2009)$9,527,848--2,088--$4,563$9,527,8481Lionsgate
4Disney's A Christmas Carol$7,763,244-51%2,546-467$3,049$115,250,8235Disney
5Old Dogs$6,892,265-59%3,4250$2,012$33,924,2932Disney
62012$6,771,665-62%3,220-224$2,103$148,958,5764Sony / Columbia
7Armored$6,511,128--1,915--$3,400$6,511,1281Sony / Screen Gems
8Ninja Assassin$5,061,499-62%2,5030$2,022$29,821,9222Warner Bros.
9Planet 51$4,386,873-57%2,904-131$1,511$34,051,4563Sony / TriStar
10Everybody's Fine (2009)$3,852,068--2,133--$1,806$3,852,0681Miramax