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.

Daily Domestic Gross Sun, Aug. 19 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Aug. 19 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Expendables 2$7,886,826-23%3,316--$2,378$28,591,3701Lionsgate
2The Bourne Legacy$4,672,485-34%3,7538$1,245$69,618,4652Universal
3ParaNorman$4,055,734-25%3,429--$1,183$14,087,0501Focus
4The Campaign$3,721,303-29%3,25550$1,143$51,435,8262Warner Bros.
5The Dark Knight Rises$3,321,207-27%3,157-533$1,052$409,787,2605Warner Bros.
6The Odd Life of Timothy Green$3,136,376-27%2,598--$1,207$15,100,9181Disney
7Sparkle (2012)$2,820,133-34%2,244--$1,257$11,643,3421Sony / TriStar
8Hope Springs (2012)$2,481,251-36%2,3610$1,051$35,063,3212Sony / Columbia
9Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days$1,070,740-33%2,737-664$391$38,747,0583Fox
10Total Recall (2012)$980,264-31%2,434-1167$403$51,755,2723Sony / Columbia
11Ice Age: Continental Drift$906,867-28%2,274-829$399$150,191,9236Fox
12Ted (2012)$379,925-44%1,169-1039$325$213,064,3858Universal

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Aug. 19 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Ek Tha Tiger$419,9890%118--$3,559$1,484,4041Yash Raj Films
2Step Up Revolution$292,402-32%905-993$323$32,776,5884Lionsgate / Summit
3Brave$253,381-25%641-618$395$229,121,3039Disney
4The Amazing Spider-Man$214,737-32%598-987$359$257,435,3257Sony / Columbia
5Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted$212,726-27%406100$524$212,684,70011Paramount / DreamWorks
6Beasts of the Southern Wild$164,106-33%236-50$695$8,110,9698Fox Searchlight
7Moonrise Kingdom$149,201-30%282-165$529$42,966,19313Focus
8The Watch$120,825-44%513-1950$236$33,062,5994Fox
9The Intouchables$108,177-35%1940$558$9,885,07413Weinstein Company
10Nitro Circus The Movie 3D$95,355-23%424-376$225$3,077,9612ARC Entertainment
11Men in Black 3$89,202-29%258-37$346$178,127,91913Sony / Columbia
12Ruby Sparks$85,129-36%218-43$391$1,796,5974Fox Searchlight
13The Hunger Games$54,414-35%230-30$237$407,688,21222Lionsgate
14Snow White and the Huntsman$53,680-39%244-29$220$154,660,66012Universal
15Magic Mike$50,359-38%255-195$197$112,720,1828Warner Bros.
16Savages$33,110-20%154-164$215$47,057,9357Universal
17The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel$31,622-30%128-56$247$45,592,32816Fox Searchlight
18Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection$24,997-53%199-165$126$64,958,4258Lionsgate
19Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter$22,237-28%105-25$212$37,307,1119Fox
20Prometheus$22,191-28%101-40$220$126,195,33911Fox
21Katy Perry: Part of Me 3D$19,753-17%140-62$141$25,240,9887Paramount

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Aug. 19 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1To the Arctic 3D$45,179-25%520$869$7,656,27418Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Cosmopolis$18,558-28%3--$6,186$266,9121Entertainment One Films
3Born to Be Wild 3D$13,608-25%330$412$20,580,46372Warner Bros. / IMAX
4Safety Not Guaranteed$11,900-32%54-19$220$3,683,59311FilmDistrict
5Easy Money (2012)$4,197-23%5-2$839$165,7866Weinstein Company
6A Cat In Paris$1,082-11%7-5$155$294,38612GKIDS