'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, May. 18 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, May. 18 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Star Trek Into Darkness$26,947,82225%3,868--$6,967$62,107,2461Paramount
2Iron Man 3$15,425,97862%4,237-16$3,641$326,831,9763Disney
3The Great Gatsby (2013)$9,455,57424%3,55015$2,664$83,815,4522Warner Bros.
4The Croods$1,357,010121%2,373-277$572$175,972,6079Fox / DreamWorks Animation
5Pain and Gain$1,327,10549%2,429-874$546$45,694,9354Paramount
642 (2013)$1,229,16760%2,380-550$516$88,002,4636Warner Bros.
7Oblivion (2013)$1,016,95058%2,077-693$490$84,912,7605Universal
8Tyler Perry Presents Peeples$979,04557%2,0410$480$7,308,9552Lionsgate
9The Big Wedding$509,04057%1,443-855$353$19,930,9134Lionsgate

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, May. 18 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Mud$963,69060%960108$1,004$10,995,0224Roadside Attractions
2Oz: The Great and Powerful$404,36563%535-239$756$231,132,39711Disney
3G.I. Joe: Retaliation$269,45961%409-341$659$120,379,1768Paramount
4Olympus Has Fallen$189,19270%466-370$406$97,203,4409FilmDistrict
5Scary Movie 5$184,87262%508-499$364$31,085,3266Weinstein / Dimension
6Jurassic Park 3D$145,52079%428-225$340$45,186,2607Universal
7The Place Beyond the Pines$124,28155%317-352$392$20,525,6598Focus
8Jack the Giant Slayer$104,50786%250-31$418$64,718,42812Warner Bros. / New Line
9Escape From Planet Earth$102,651111%693439$148$55,519,13214Weinstein Company
10Identity Thief$93,99066%241-38$390$133,925,27515Universal
11The Call$81,53862%229108$356$51,235,94810Sony / TriStar
12Evil Dead$52,80739%208-235$254$53,968,8897Sony / TriStar
13The Host (2013)$50,84349%231-70$220$26,514,7438Open Road
14Snitch (2013)$47,71497%153-35$312$42,800,37013Lionsgate / Summit
15The Sapphires$44,84271%102-16$440$1,961,8809Weinstein Company
16Tyler Perry's Temptation$41,27370%150-128$275$51,825,9148Lionsgate
17Silver Linings Playbook$20,50344%131-192$157$132,016,42927Weinstein Company

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, May. 18 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Kon-Tiki$66,73668%6139$1,094$369,1424Weinstein Company
2Stories We Tell$60,46892%2321$2,629$135,5442Roadside Attractions
3Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's$18,22361%241$759$169,5433eOne Films US
4To the Arctic 3D$15,227-38%520$293$12,525,37457Warner Bros. / IMAX
5Life of Pi$13,01857%51-19$255$124,854,68626Fox
6Safe Haven$12,12239%90-34$135$71,318,42514Relativity Media
7Filly Brown$9,57752%39-53$246$2,759,3225Lionsgate / Pantelion
8Quartet$8,96557%42-17$213$18,189,21319Weinstein Company
9From Up on Poppy Hill$8,41994%36-1$234$922,00510GKIDS
10Dark Skies$7,39270%323$231$17,406,39513Weinstein / Dimension
11Not Today$6,57866%61$1,096$173,0086Freestyle Releasing
12A Good Day to Die Hard$5,78771%31-19$187$67,339,86314Fox
13Trance$5,65066%23-17$246$2,291,6637Fox Searchlight
14Cinco de Mayo: La Batalla$4,77393%25-18$191$163,6553Lionsgate / Pantelion
15Born to Be Wild 3D$4,007-60%300$134$22,649,528111Warner Bros. / IMAX
16Spring Breakers$3,62531%11-5$330$14,046,06810A24
17Starbuck$2,96439%90$329$3,788,2169eOne Films US
18Hating Breitbart (PG-13)$2,66846%15--$178$4,5001Freestyle Releasing
19No One Lives$2,53053%12-41$211$70,1952Anchor Bay Films
20Emperor$1,64040%7-3$234$3,324,86111Roadside Attractions
21The Painting (2013)$670112%10$670$5,4982GKIDS
22Camp (2013)$421-3%2-1$211$316,23813Freestyle Releasing