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 Fri, Feb. 15 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Feb. 15 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1A Good Day to Die Hard$7,204,334-13%3,553--$2,028$15,443,4501Fox
2Safe Haven$7,126,659-19%3,223--$2,211$15,955,5771Relativity Media
3Identity Thief$6,519,99521%3,16524$2,060$53,807,7802Universal
4Escape From Planet Earth$3,701,254--3,288--$1,126$3,701,2541Weinstein Company
5Warm Bodies$2,603,8232%2,897-112$899$43,824,3543Lionsgate / Summit
6Beautiful Creatures (2013)$2,297,514-10%2,950--$779$4,839,8311Warner Bros.
7Side Effects (2013)$1,680,01135%2,6050$645$14,500,8472Open Road
8Silver Linings Playbook$1,525,93724%2,202-607$693$93,900,40914Weinstein Company
9Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters$872,300-3%2,103-1182$415$47,101,0954Paramount
10Mama$758,0805%1,648-1029$460$66,238,2555Universal
11Zero Dark Thirty$672,05667%1,527-1035$440$85,600,7249Sony / Columbia
12Django Unchained$363,49511%1,017-485$357$155,856,4788Weinstein Company
13Lincoln$358,63612%1,007-510$356$174,946,56315Disney / DreamWorks

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Feb. 15 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Argo$487,45443%903-502$540$125,150,50619Warner Bros.
2Quartet$340,53653%33389$1,023$5,916,5536Weinstein Company
3Life of Pi$332,25124%647-277$514$109,634,15213Fox
4The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey$217,06334%605-396$359$299,101,40810Warner Bros. / New Line
5Les Miserables (2012)$206,180-3%676-771$305$144,872,1608Universal
6Wreck-It Ralph$174,42457%506-251$345$184,908,28316Disney
7Parental Guidance$118,64951%603-616$197$74,782,5098Fox
8The Impossible$118,37335%422-317$281$17,145,0249Lionsgate / Summit
9Parker$115,570-5%705-1299$164$16,671,5944FilmDistrict
10Rise of The Guardians$89,872109%33863$266$101,049,44713Paramount / DreamWorks
11A Haunted House$75,092-13%340-573$221$39,322,8636Open Road
12Skyfall$72,688--262-108$277$303,703,68515Sony / Columbia
13The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2$69,17169%25494$272$291,562,67714Lionsgate / Summit
14Bullet to the Head$61,438-33%470-1934$131$9,055,1173Warner Bros.
15Gangster Squad$53,493-17%210-732$255$45,198,0446Warner Bros.
16Jack Reacher$37,14738%175-132$212$79,243,1329Paramount
17This is 40$28,3907%167-111$170$67,361,8309Universal
18Stand Up Guys$28,060-55%119-551$236$3,083,1173Lionsgate / Roadside
19Broken City$23,8006%133-622$179$19,428,7125Fox
20Hotel Transylvania$18,750--144-47$130$148,210,21421Sony / Columbia

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Feb. 15 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Top Gun 3D$37,46729%40-260$937$2,854,4852Paramount
2Hyde Park on Hudson$26,608-16%86-44$309$5,940,05611Focus
3To the Arctic 3D$19,04286%520$366$11,218,63644Warner Bros. / IMAX
4The Guilt Trip$14,419-12%88-137$164$36,757,4989Paramount
5Texas Chainsaw 3D$13,931-18%96-89$145$34,242,9667Lionsgate
6Here Comes the Boom$13,338--96-48$139$45,233,81019Sony / Columbia
7Born to Be Wild 3D$11,86778%300$396$21,951,66398Warner Bros. / IMAX
8ABCD - Any Body Can Dance$11,47768%22-3$522$137,6312UTV Motion Pictures
9Anna Karenina (2012)$10,113-29%51-40$198$12,732,20214Focus
10Red Dawn (2012)$7,17629%56-49$128$44,774,09413FilmDistrict
11Movie 43$6,256-57%35-742$179$8,766,5704Relativity Media
12The Last Stand$6,0932%54-185$113$11,939,9035Lionsgate
13Race 2$3,353-38%11-52$305$1,552,5374UTV Motion Pictures
14Hitchcock$2,70297%14-22$193$5,937,16713Fox Searchlight
15The Sessions$2,501-16%16-2$156$5,944,71418Fox Searchlight
16A Late Quartet$2,29246%131$176$1,520,82816Entertainment One / RKO
17Playing For Keeps (2012)$2,277-17%23-58$99$13,094,05311FilmDistrict
18Lost in Thailand$2,073-40%350$59$49,3482WAMCR
19Taken 2$1,541-11%16-19$96$139,847,63820Fox
20The Package (2013)$559--1--$559$5591Anchor Bay Films