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, Aug. 23 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Aug. 23 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Lee Daniels' The Butler$4,791,06396%3,110177$1,541$40,047,8762Weinstein Company
2We're the Millers$4,042,134104%3,445120$1,173$82,282,3333Warner Bros. / New Line
3The World's End$3,514,854--1,551--$2,266$3,514,8541Focus
4The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones$3,127,14579%3,118--$1,003$7,878,5471Sony / Screen Gems
5You're Next$2,985,205--2,437--$1,225$2,985,2051Lionsgate
6Planes$2,335,11562%3,378-338$691$53,359,8103Disney
7Elysium$2,021,25860%2,913-371$694$63,975,1963Sony / TriStar
8Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters$1,505,47777%2,730-350$551$44,651,9303Fox
9Kick-Ass 2$1,354,70051%2,9455$460$19,507,8352Universal
102 Guns$975,73077%1,841-630$530$62,969,9004Universal
11Jobs$910,01171%2,3810$382$10,053,2982Open Road
12The Smurfs 2$753,59810%1,852-497$407$60,569,7164Sony / Columbia
13The Wolverine$717,66671%1,449-609$495$123,313,3425Fox
14Despicable Me 2$715,02055%1,402-416$510$348,815,4408Universal
15The Conjuring$651,91379%1,355-646$481$130,262,6216Warner Bros. / New Line
16Paranoia$439,06148%2,4590$179$5,376,1032Relativity Media

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Aug. 23 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Grown Ups 2$282,05399%620-621$455$128,326,6847Sony / Columbia
2The Spectacular Now$187,643273%15499$1,218$1,472,8214A24
3The Heat$171,476111%409-282$419$156,019,3549Fox
4Turbo$169,17252%470-289$360$78,311,1756Fox / DreamWorks Animation
5The Way, Way Back$123,46433%302-155$409$18,344,4078Fox Searchlight
6Pacific Rim$119,26047%260-184$459$98,891,6197Warner Bros.
7Chennai Express$108,257104%144-46$752$4,408,1073UTV Motion Pictures
8Red 2$103,12062%389-326$265$51,362,0096Lionsgate / Summit
9Man of Steel$101,72672%303-62$336$289,977,70211Warner Bros.
10Now You See Me$99,445311%246112$404$116,196,27213Lionsgate / Summit
11World War Z$91,88561%239-68$384$198,631,90610Paramount
12Fruitvale Station$81,80523%392-85$209$14,990,8827Weinstein Company
13White House Down$78,844--229122$344$72,238,7859Sony / Columbia
14R.I.P.D.$59,965165%179-24$335$32,584,7156Universal
15Star Trek Into Darkness$29,3047%144-66$204$227,300,79215Paramount
16Epic$19,49319%115-53$170$107,298,83414Fox

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Aug. 23 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1In a World...$80,128176%7538$1,068$528,9133Roadside Attractions
2The Grandmaster$38,856--7--$5,551$38,8561Weinstein Company
3This Is The End$13,725--38-20$361$96,739,12211Sony / Columbia
4Fast & Furious 6$13,23018%98-43$135$238,511,10514Universal
5The Croods$9,437-4%69-45$137$187,043,00423Fox / DreamWorks Animation
6Savannah$5,793--14--$414$5,7931Ketchup Entertainment
7Unfinished Song$5,573-17%27-16$206$1,599,36210Weinstein Company
8Much Ado About Nothing (2013)$4,631-9%27-9$172$4,244,16512Roadside Attractions
9Mud$2,38348%16-12$149$21,576,37318Roadside Attractions
10Underdogs (2013)$1,887115%2-2$944$25,0452Freestyle Releasing
11Girl Rising$1,740-70%1-6$1,740$1,524,76825Gathr Films
12The Servant (2013 re-issue)$1,20514%1--$1,205$19,1455Rialto Pictures
13Stories We Tell$809169%6-2$135$1,580,36016Roadside Attractions
14Pain and Gain$733-90%22-64$33$49,873,46418Paramount
15The Bling Ring$592-57%7-11$85$5,829,63811A24
16Inch'Allah$55159%21$276$456,8042eOne Films US
17Girl Most Likely$259111%1-1$259$1,375,4516Roadside Attractions