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 Sat, Oct. 27 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Oct. 27 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Argo$5,289,42335%2,855-392$1,853$57,641,5273Warner Bros.
2Hotel Transylvania$4,226,61866%3,276-108$1,290$127,701,8045Sony / Columbia
3Cloud Atlas$3,708,7699%2,008--$1,847$7,110,9801Warner Bros.
4Paranormal Activity 4$3,559,41314%3,4120$1,043$40,647,7312Paramount
5Taken 2$3,427,19933%2,995-494$1,144$115,392,4524Fox
6Silent Hill: Revelation 3D$2,782,023-22%2,933--$949$6,352,0341Open Road
7Alex Cross$2,319,77938%2,5412$913$18,322,0822Lionsgate / Summit
8Here Comes the Boom$2,300,71544%2,491-523$924$29,003,9303Sony / Columbia
9Sinister$2,131,15923%2,347-195$908$38,315,7863Lionsgate / Summit
10Fun Size$1,705,35128%3,014--$566$3,041,1391Paramount
11Pitch Perfect$1,689,15525%1,999-661$845$50,390,7135Universal
12Frankenweenie$1,044,35672%1,738-624$601$30,994,3324Disney
13Looper$892,54434%1,189-1034$751$60,971,2375Sony / TriStar
14Chasing Mavericks$858,6524%2,002--$429$1,685,7021Fox
15Seven Psychopaths$620,11925%1,003-477$618$11,576,7823CBS Films

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Oct. 27 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Perks of Being A Wallflower$602,87523%736-9$819$10,900,1816Lionsgate / Summit
2End of Watch$134,77332%290-461$465$38,460,3856Open Road
3Trouble with the Curve$130,55624%420-505$311$34,591,3586Warner Bros.
4The Master$118,50956%201-211$590$15,144,6457Weinstein Company
5The Dark Knight Rises$117,25648%291-54$403$447,090,75915Warner Bros.
6ParaNorman$106,49982%280112$380$54,854,55411Focus
7Arbitrage$80,80370%125-44$646$7,301,6577Roadside Attractions
8House at the End of the Street$80,47726%302-444$266$31,025,1866Relativity Media
9Ice Age: Continental Drift$63,45386%192-30$330$160,212,50816Fox
10The Bourne Legacy$59,12537%191-41$310$112,972,23512Universal
11The Campaign$51,67328%222148$233$86,543,47712Warner Bros.
12Resident Evil: Retribution$51,37442%19840$259$42,085,3007Sony / Screen Gems
13The Expendables 2$48,33155%17886$272$84,671,97711Lionsgate
14Atlas Shrugged: Part 2$36,77431%147-798$250$3,178,8383Atlas Distribution
15Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days$28,87183%116-33$249$48,638,71213Fox

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Oct. 27 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Sessions$99,25949%2016$4,963$325,3652Fox Searchlight
2To the Arctic 3D$31,22821%520$601$9,384,12728Warner Bros. / IMAX
3The Intouchables$17,12486%48-12$357$12,874,38223Weinstein Company
4The Possession$15,44528%82-51$188$48,873,9659Lionsgate
5Simon and the Oaks$13,97772%147$998$68,2013The Film Arcade
6Born to Be Wild 3D$12,366-9%300$412$21,139,67082Warner Bros. / IMAX
7Lawless$11,94424%96-88$124$37,330,6499Weinstein Company
8Dredd 3D$8,71242%72-88$121$13,394,8816Lionsgate
9Won't Back Down$6,14141%65-103$94$5,260,3835Fox
10The Other Dream Team$4,27316%141$305$115,9625The Film Arcade
11Moonrise Kingdom$4,21743%15-14$281$45,505,47923Focus
12War of the Buttons (2012)$2,14218%8-27$268$37,2153Weinstein Company
13Escape Fire: The Fight To Rescue American Healthcare$1,500-21%4--$375$55,4324Roadside Attractions
14Gayby$76449%10$764$10,6773The Film Collaborative
15Husbands In Goa$600--1-1$600$10,1356UTV Communications
16Barfi!$158--1-9$158$2,804,8047UTV Communications