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. 30 - Sun, May. 2

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)$32,902,000--3,332--$9,875$32,902,0001Warner Bros. / New Line
2How to Train Your Dragon$10,614,289-31%3,426-239$3,098$192,173,7506Paramount / DreamWorks
3Date Night$7,577,352-28%3,093-201$2,450$73,604,3614Fox
4The Back-up Plan$7,255,762-41%3,2800$2,212$22,963,5172CBS Films
5Furry Vengeance$6,627,564--2,997--$2,211$6,627,5641Summit
6The Losers$5,888,000-37%2,9360$2,005$18,014,0002Warner Bros.
7Clash of the Titans (2010)$5,855,000-34%2,737-534$2,139$153,911,0005Warner Bros.
8Kick-Ass$4,515,940-52%2,542-523$1,777$42,228,2733Lionsgate
9Death at a Funeral (2010)$4,123,105-49%2,271-188$1,816$34,900,2783Sony / Screen Gems
10Oceans$2,564,843-58%1,2104$2,120$13,460,1152Disneynature