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, Jun. 8 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Jun. 8 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Purge$10,460,880-38%2,536--$4,125$27,236,5201Universal
2Fast & Furious 6$8,202,50535%3,77185$2,175$197,476,6153Universal
3Now You See Me$7,731,87327%3,02095$2,560$55,670,8202Lionsgate / Summit
4The Internship$6,646,8163%3,366--$1,975$13,120,0571Fox
5Star Trek Into Darkness$4,935,52453%3,152-433$1,566$196,606,3754Paramount
6Epic$4,921,46636%3,594-300$1,369$80,604,8753Fox
7After Earth$4,440,37133%3,4010$1,306$43,177,3912Sony / Columbia
8The Hangover Part III$3,077,78531%3,242-323$949$100,418,2513Warner Bros.
9Iron Man 3$2,482,60546%2,351-544$1,056$392,707,3036Disney
10The Great Gatsby (2013)$1,744,40129%2,160-475$808$135,046,7945Warner Bros.

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Jun. 8 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Mud$516,81457%5801$891$18,274,2147Roadside Attractions
2The Croods$300,52633%414-92$726$181,450,33412Fox / DreamWorks Animation
342 (2013)$159,93953%370-131$432$92,825,3929Warner Bros.
4Oblivion (2013)$108,90543%298-59$365$88,411,3458Universal
5Olympus Has Fallen$81,81543%23687$347$98,052,79912FilmDistrict
6G.I. Joe: Retaliation$74,22049%236-50$314$121,843,09111Paramount
7Pain and Gain$44,87845%175-32$256$49,191,6607Paramount
8Escape From Planet Earth$39,14020%182-86$215$56,512,84717Weinstein Company
9Evil Dead$38,52242%171131$225$54,210,77110Sony / TriStar
10The Place Beyond the Pines$32,14754%13431$240$21,235,89111Focus
11Tyler Perry Presents Peeples$27,36864%1309$211$9,107,8875Lionsgate
12Quartet$14,03740%11497$123$18,291,80922Weinstein Company

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Jun. 8 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The East$107,47772%4137$2,621$277,3852Fox Searchlight
2The Kings of Summer$90,77947%4440$2,063$234,2062CBS Films
3Stories We Tell$64,98261%7031$928$1,054,6705Roadside Attractions
4Much Ado About Nothing (2013)$62,460-12%5--$12,492$133,4441Roadside Attractions
5Kon-Tiki$48,86756%751$652$1,043,6817Weinstein Company
6The Call$28,36234%91-47$312$51,853,57613Sony / TriStar
7The Big Wedding$22,08540%92-34$240$21,361,2217Lionsgate
8The Sapphires$19,127109%55-3$348$2,264,48712Weinstein Company
9We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks$16,34572%2514$654$118,2753Focus World
10Lost and Found in Armenia$15,052-12%9--$1,672$32,2141High Top Releasing
11To the Arctic 3D$14,27745%520$275$12,743,07660Warner Bros. / IMAX
12Wish You Were Here (2013)$11,86872%11--$1,079$18,7741eOne Films US
13Jack the Giant Slayer$11,70951%58-85$202$65,164,32615Warner Bros. / New Line
14Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's$10,66675%29-9$368$433,3736eOne Films US
15Not Today$7,571-11%191$398$271,8659Freestyle Releasing
16Scary Movie 5$6,15356%510$121$31,429,7069Weinstein / Dimension
17Born to Be Wild 3D$4,125-26%300$138$22,756,977114Warner Bros. / IMAX
18Tiger Eyes$3,267-36%17--$192$8,3691Freestyle Releasing
19Camp (2013)$2,219--0----$319,35016Freestyle Releasing
20From Up on Poppy Hill$2,091103%10-2$209$991,69813GKIDS
21Hello Herman$1,376-38%15--$92$3,5821Freestyle Releasing
22Axe Giant: The Wrath of Paul Bunyan$890456%31$297$2,4202Cinema Purgatorio
23Emperor$48146%5-1$96$3,344,79514Roadside Attractions
24Spring Breakers$374-4%5-35$75$14,123,51413A24