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, May. 12 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, May. 12 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Iron Man 3$20,758,656-35%4,2530$4,881$284,946,6992Disney
2The Great Gatsby (2013)$13,014,833-26%3,535--$3,682$50,085,1841Warner Bros.
3Tyler Perry Presents Peeples$1,680,868-3%2,041--$824$4,611,5341Lionsgate
4Pain and Gain$1,537,857-28%3,30316$466$41,609,2293Paramount
542 (2013)$1,502,863-24%2,930-415$513$84,670,0885Warner Bros.
6The Croods$1,300,839-20%2,650-265$491$173,224,5058Fox / DreamWorks Animation
7Oblivion (2013)$1,287,910-28%2,770-660$465$81,906,2804Universal
8The Big Wedding$953,253-1%2,298-335$415$18,278,0533Lionsgate
9Scary Movie 5$139,145-58%1,007-850$138$30,613,9725Weinstein / Dimension

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, May. 12 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Mud$828,572-23%852276$973$8,558,5783Roadside Attractions
2Oz: The Great and Powerful$284,023-45%774-386$367$230,260,55310Disney
3Olympus Has Fallen$242,110-23%836-796$290$96,619,1428FilmDistrict
4Jurassic Park 3D$215,650-19%653-327$330$44,752,8456Universal
5The Place Beyond the Pines$214,142-32%669-493$320$20,008,8697Focus
6G.I. Joe: Retaliation$169,333-39%750-1054$226$119,764,2947Paramount
7Jack the Giant Slayer$84,770-20%281-54$302$64,482,91311Warner Bros. / New Line
8Tyler Perry's Temptation$73,729-1%278-226$265$51,699,4947Lionsgate
9Evil Dead$72,852-45%443-516$164$53,756,7746Sony / TriStar
10Identity Thief$62,850-22%279-21$225$133,714,59014Universal
11The Sapphires$47,765-20%118-5$405$1,837,7698Weinstein Company
12The Host (2013)$44,380-34%30111$147$26,366,0367Open Road
13Snitch (2013)$39,872-18%188-27$212$42,687,50612Lionsgate / Summit
14Silver Linings Playbook$36,739-30%323-145$114$131,927,47526Weinstein Company
15Escape From Planet Earth$33,575-24%254-3$132$55,340,71813Weinstein Company
16Admission$22,595-19%15643$145$17,873,5168Focus
17The Call$20,865-52%121-79$172$51,069,3879Sony / TriStar
18Safe Haven$11,511-39%124-45$93$71,281,71013Relativity Media
19Side Effects (2013)$10,585-32%108-57$98$32,154,41014Open Road

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, May. 12 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Filly Brown$28,46819%92-112$309$2,725,7164Lionsgate / Pantelion
2Kon-Tiki$27,737-27%228$1,261$225,4973Weinstein Company
3Cinco de Mayo: La Batalla$17,65021%4323$410$142,8852Lionsgate / Pantelion
4Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's$15,713-15%2319$683$106,7802eOne Films US
5Life of Pi$14,610-8%70-29$209$124,817,43025Fox
6Quartet$14,2172%59-27$241$18,158,90318Weinstein Company
7No One Lives$12,966-23%53--$245$47,8001Anchor Bay Films
8From Up on Poppy Hill$12,39512%37-2$335$897,1119GKIDS
9To the Arctic 3D$11,621-16%520$223$12,445,08056Warner Bros. / IMAX
10Stories We Tell$7,037-52%2--$3,519$27,0531Roadside Attractions
11Trance$6,202-36%40-46$155$2,268,6926Fox Searchlight
12Dark Skies$5,311-17%290$183$17,387,71112Weinstein / Dimension
13A Good Day to Die Hard$5,233-38%50-22$105$67,323,60813Fox
1421 And Over$3,788-25%37-45$102$25,675,76511Relativity Media
15The Lost Medallion: The Adventures of Billy Stone$3,31721%6-4$553$549,63211Methinx Entertainment
16Born to Be Wild 3D$3,021-30%300$101$22,616,318110Warner Bros. / IMAX
17Spring Breakers$2,394-53%16-27$150$14,030,7389A24
18Starbuck$2,368-7%9-19$263$3,777,5708eOne Films US
19Girl Rising$2,13014%6324$34$1,148,29710Gathr Films
20Emperor$1,826-16%10-10$183$3,319,35610Roadside Attractions
21Not Today$1,73914%52$348$159,1305Freestyle Releasing
22The Lords of Salem$1,361-35%15-35$91$1,163,5084Anchor Bay Films
23The Painting (2013)$907-60%1--$907$3,6271GKIDS
24Camp (2013)$475-27%3-9$158$314,95812Freestyle Releasing
25Django Unchained$376-46%5-7$75$162,804,64820Weinstein Company