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, Feb. 19 - Sun, Feb. 21

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Shutter Island$41,062,440--2,991--$13,729$41,062,4401Paramount
2Valentine's Day$16,665,299-70%3,6650$4,547$86,927,3852Warner Bros. / New Line
3Avatar$16,240,857-31%7,7435058$2,097$688,322,87710Fox
4Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief$15,254,421-51%3,39640$4,492$58,714,8132Fox
5The Wolfman$9,895,105-69%3,2231$3,070$50,363,7302Universal
6Dear John$7,130,552-56%3,06287$2,329$65,801,7653Sony / Screen Gems
7The Tooth Fairy$4,354,280-28%2,523-225$1,726$49,721,8505Fox
8Crazy Heart$2,964,586-31%1,08984$2,722$21,524,36510Fox Searchlight
9From Paris with Love$2,661,829-52%2,311-5855$1,152$21,361,5043Lionsgate
10Edge of Darkness$2,243,311-54%2,118-497$1,059$40,347,2224Warner Bros.