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, Jan. 26 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Jan. 26 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters$8,276,68738%3,372--$2,455$14,294,8581Paramount
2Mama$6,289,29062%2,68235$2,345$45,965,6152Universal
3Zero Dark Thirty$4,695,794101%2,929-17$1,603$67,132,3826Sony / Columbia
4Silver Linings Playbook$4,573,40094%2,641118$1,732$66,394,55311Weinstein Company
5Parker$3,016,99840%2,224--$1,357$5,165,2361FilmDistrict
6Django Unchained$2,336,54892%2,007-509$1,164$144,844,8485Weinstein Company
7Les Miserables (2012)$2,011,05592%2,210-369$910$136,385,9555Universal
8Gangster Squad$1,957,27770%2,590-513$756$38,552,4683Warner Bros.
9Movie 43$1,953,4798%2,023--$966$3,764,0401Relativity Media
10Lincoln$1,915,064121%1,909-265$1,003$165,968,04712Disney / DreamWorks
11Broken City$1,890,41680%2,6222$721$14,210,2352Fox
12The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey$1,647,767130%1,675-648$984$292,303,0327Warner Bros. / New Line
13A Haunted House$1,592,00393%2,002-158$795$34,612,9973Open Road
14Parental Guidance$1,254,976133%1,736-601$723$70,135,8505Fox
15The Last Stand$979,15081%2,9130$336$10,053,8432Lionsgate

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Jan. 26 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Life of Pi$1,243,083122%941-315$1,321$102,643,81710Fox
2The Impossible$913,05585%782-104$1,168$12,768,0726Lionsgate / Summit
3Argo$908,788131%635-121$1,431$117,058,74016Warner Bros.
4Quartet$541,336107%163131$3,321$1,344,1383Weinstein Company
5Jack Reacher$406,57384%888-819$458$77,980,5646Paramount
6Race 2$397,64270%153--$2,599$630,8961UTV Motion Pictures
7Skyfall$395,441101%456-51$867$301,845,38612Sony / Columbia
8This is 40$365,04080%507-725$720$66,171,6306Universal
9Wreck-It Ralph$363,464199%588-724$618$182,237,78613Disney
10Rise of The Guardians$181,683183%305-169$596$100,087,43710Paramount / DreamWorks
11Hotel Transylvania$175,463166%228-9$770$147,505,74118Sony / Columbia
12The Guilt Trip$128,48383%352-290$365$36,169,9656Paramount
13Hyde Park on Hudson$124,806126%144-50$867$5,234,4568Focus
14The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2$105,831104%216-90$490$291,012,68311Lionsgate / Summit
15Flight$101,42289%263-37$386$93,392,71313Paramount
16Here Comes the Boom$84,115119%191-18$440$44,868,41616Sony / Columbia
17Red Dawn (2012)$71,78284%205-44$350$44,498,07510FilmDistrict
18Texas Chainsaw 3D$66,17574%285-1189$232$33,961,8814Lionsgate
19Taken 2$33,223114%124-32$268$139,744,10717Fox

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Jan. 26 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Anna Karenina (2012)$48,35482%98-19$493$12,398,18111Focus
2Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away$41,771133%96-169$435$12,342,6396Paramount
3The Master$31,88488%3723$862$16,106,60620Weinstein Company
4To the Arctic 3D$31,884140%520$613$10,961,15741Warner Bros. / IMAX
5Hitchcock$22,489120%90-32$250$5,846,58110Fox Searchlight
6Pitch Perfect$21,840100%91-34$240$64,956,84818Universal
7The Sessions$20,80098%620$335$5,849,85315Fox Searchlight
8Born to Be Wild 3D$13,13967%300$438$21,818,97995Warner Bros. / IMAX
9The Perks of Being A Wallflower$13,09246%56-17$234$17,706,13119Lionsgate / Summit
10LUV$9,429121%21-24$449$132,8372Indomina Media
11A Late Quartet$6,721186%10-4$672$1,466,45313Entertainment One / RKO
12Playing For Keeps (2012)$3,66746%35-23$105$12,950,2648FilmDistrict
13Escape Fire: The Fight To Rescue American Healthcare$200--1--$200$92,72017Roadside Attractions