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. 1 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Feb. 1 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Ride Along$6,461,75061%2,867108$2,254$91,135,5353Universal
2Frozen (2013)$4,569,105104%2,754-3$1,659$357,516,39211Disney
3The Nut Job$3,900,097121%3,4720$1,123$48,296,2243Open Road
4Lone Survivor$3,891,47568%3,285123$1,185$103,902,5366Universal
5That Awkward Moment$3,757,088-5%2,809--$1,338$7,709,4461Focus
6Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit$2,810,46658%2,907-480$967$38,162,1973Paramount
7Labor Day (2013)$2,398,13725%2,584--$928$4,319,2071Paramount
8American Hustle$2,279,85571%2,216-88$1,029$132,931,1368Sony / Columbia
9I, Frankenstein$1,859,10468%2,7530$675$13,936,8072Lionsgate
10The Wolf of Wall Street$1,828,21068%1,607-197$1,138$103,446,3696Paramount
11August: Osage County$1,457,10158%2,319-92$628$31,006,9416Weinstein Company
12Gravity$1,091,42786%1,132-128$964$263,645,35118Warner Bros.
1312 Years a Slave$734,73170%1,172-59$627$45,574,29416Fox Searchlight
14Dallas Buyers Club$718,17067%1,052-58$683$22,326,71814Focus
15Saving Mr. Banks$544,89454%1,075-585$507$80,871,6188Disney
16Devil's Due$516,56347%1,290-1254$400$14,623,8783Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Feb. 1 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug$657,11495%933-352$704$254,024,5738Warner Bros. / New Line
2Her (2013)$598,59358%803-522$745$21,023,8787Warner Bros.
3Nebraska$583,72969%875-93$667$13,446,98812Paramount Vantage
4The Hunger Games: Catching Fire$510,40484%822-229$621$421,256,40711Lionsgate
5Philomena$465,38661%56762$821$27,170,33511Weinstein Company
6The Legend Of Hercules$275,10180%598-773$460$17,857,3054Lionsgate / Summit
7The Secret Life of Walter Mitty$183,71855%410-130$448$56,841,0606Fox
8Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues$169,59856%420-404$404$124,370,1027Paramount
9Inside Llewyn Davis$157,70084%214-75$737$12,425,5819CBS Films
10Gimme Shelter (2014)$154,69060%347-38$446$1,136,2902Roadside Attractions
11Walking With Dinosaurs$120,037127%323-7$372$34,920,1037Fox
12Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2$97,134115%220-22$442$119,078,58719Sony / Columbia
13Captain Phillips$88,22639%245-57$360$106,521,39617Sony / Columbia
14The Book Thief$71,23342%178-19$400$20,737,26813Fox
1547 Ronin$67,86056%174-65$390$38,271,2056Universal
16Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas$52,23596%16331$320$52,417,1468Lionsgate
17Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones$39,52245%150-377$263$32,273,2865Paramount
18Free Birds$31,922127%135-36$236$55,506,08214Relativity Media
19Grudge Match$31,71355%241-3$132$29,328,9336Warner Bros.
20Last Vegas$21,90143%104-55$211$63,828,25914CBS Films

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Feb. 1 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Gloria (2014)$80,64185%2926$2,781$202,7072Roadside Attractions
2Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom$17,23223%77-25$224$8,135,15010Weinstein Company
3At Middleton$16,54740%20--$827$28,3271Anchor Bay / Freestyle
4Lee Daniels' The Butler$6,03343%52-49$116$116,622,57225Weinstein Company
5All Is Lost$5,22948%25-5$209$6,240,97116Roadside Attractions
6Out of the Furnace$4,14658%36-38$115$11,325,6889Relativity Media
7Knights of Badassdom$3,67889%11-2$334$67,9292eOne Films US
8Love Is in the Air$2,19125%6--$365$3,9451Focus World