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, Feb. 23 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Feb. 23 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Identity Thief$6,668,78063%3,22257$2,070$90,364,1603Universal
2Snitch (2013)$5,621,84035%2,511--$2,239$9,784,5131Lionsgate / Summit
3Escape From Planet Earth$5,183,226120%3,35365$1,546$31,673,6382Weinstein Company
4Safe Haven$4,763,34634%3,2230$1,478$45,770,9242Relativity Media
5A Good Day to Die Hard$4,730,50668%3,5552$1,331$49,354,4642Fox
6Dark Skies$3,493,61413%2,313--$1,510$6,587,7921Weinstein / Dimension
7Silver Linings Playbook$2,913,47790%2,012-190$1,448$105,873,72515Weinstein Company
8Warm Bodies$2,269,72057%2,644-253$858$57,131,2114Lionsgate / Summit
9Beautiful Creatures (2013)$1,644,43757%2,9500$557$15,654,0252Warner Bros.
10Side Effects (2013)$1,621,03462%2,070-535$783$24,363,5523Open Road
11Zero Dark Thirty$1,145,76999%1,197-330$957$91,030,48010Sony / Columbia
12Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters$775,33983%1,425-678$544$52,460,5685Paramount
13Mama$569,43069%1,163-485$490$69,963,6256Universal

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Feb. 23 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Argo$956,54699%802-101$1,193$129,262,35820Warner Bros.
2Life of Pi$841,790132%572-75$1,472$113,123,97914Fox
3Lincoln$762,841116%875-132$872$178,239,30716Disney / DreamWorks
4Quartet$550,11572%35623$1,545$8,588,6607Weinstein Company
5Django Unchained$476,73681%659-358$723$158,551,3659Weinstein Company
6Les Miserables (2012)$316,47093%462-214$685$146,542,1159Universal
7Wreck-It Ralph$315,601114%402-104$785$186,493,35817Disney
8The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey$265,168104%388-217$683$300,797,26911Warner Bros. / New Line
9Kai Po Che$248,24378%110--$2,257$387,7701UTV Motion Pictures
10Bless Me, Ultima$198,71443%263--$756$814,6821Arenas Entertainment
11Rise of The Guardians$173,647105%305-33$569$101,905,21014Paramount / DreamWorks
12Parental Guidance$147,17089%381-222$386$75,701,0269Fox
13The Impossible$142,78679%273-149$523$17,986,18410Lionsgate / Summit
14The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2$97,41872%223-31$437$292,064,57415Lionsgate / Summit
15A Haunted House$92,00188%302-38$305$39,802,7167Open Road
16Skyfall$69,82057%184-78$379$304,135,60916Sony / Columbia
17The Guilt Trip$62,89358%18698$338$36,926,69710Paramount
18Gangster Squad$61,75150%202-8$306$45,557,9407Warner Bros.
19Parker$53,50254%212-493$252$17,330,9195FilmDistrict
20Jack Reacher$33,28645%100-75$333$79,451,78310Paramount
21The Last Stand$24,02958%11460$211$12,010,2556Lionsgate
22Bullet to the Head$17,16665%105-365$163$9,386,0344Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Feb. 23 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hyde Park on Hudson$31,19882%65-21$480$6,111,43112Focus
2This is 40$22,60552%96-71$235$67,512,87010Universal
3Broken City$22,14152%98-35$226$19,570,6846Fox
4To the Arctic 3D$21,5647%520$415$11,372,80445Warner Bros. / IMAX
5Stand Up Guys$16,94468%41-78$413$3,255,6434Lionsgate / Roadside
6Born to Be Wild 3D$12,32779%300$411$22,037,27799Warner Bros. / IMAX
7Texas Chainsaw 3D$9,724112%44-52$221$34,327,6108Lionsgate
8Anna Karenina (2012)$8,33681%28-23$298$12,799,25915Focus
9ABCD - Any Body Can Dance$6,52368%9-13$725$213,2803UTV Motion Pictures
10Hitchcock$6,05545%162$378$5,960,00314Fox Searchlight
11Movie 43$5,90146%21-14$281$8,797,1545Relativity Media
12The Sessions$4,69382%160$293$5,970,20419Fox Searchlight
13A Late Quartet$2,31919%7-6$331$1,543,59817Entertainment One / RKO
14Race 2$1,610241%5-6$322$1,577,8055UTV Motion Pictures
15Camp (2013)$701-89%1--$701$7,2721Freestyle Releasing