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, Apr. 2 - Sun, Apr. 4

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Clash of the Titans (2010)$61,235,105--3,777--$16,213$63,890,1101Warner Bros.
2Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too?$29,289,537--2,155--$13,591$29,289,5371Lionsgate
3How to Train Your Dragon$29,010,044-34%4,0605$7,145$92,135,9162Paramount / DreamWorks
4The Last Song$16,007,426--2,673--$5,989$25,395,0411Disney
5Alice in Wonderland (2010)$8,208,060-54%2,980-404$2,754$309,733,7535Disney
6Hot Tub Time Machine$8,070,716-42%2,77117$2,913$27,913,0342MGM
7The Bounty Hunter$6,091,907-49%3,11844$1,954$48,849,3003Sony / Columbia
8Diary of a Wimpy Kid$5,302,369-48%2,842-241$1,866$46,011,6503Fox
9She's Out of My League$1,516,952-57%1,390-1042$1,091$28,712,9744Paramount
10Shutter Island$1,488,403-53%1,356-767$1,098$123,440,9377Paramount