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, Mar. 29 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Mar. 29 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Noah$17,603,39016%3,567--$4,935$32,786,6241Paramount
2Divergent$11,549,08242%3,9360$2,934$88,438,2222Lionsgate / Summit
3Muppets Most Wanted$5,343,672103%3,1940$1,673$29,811,8412Disney
4Mr. Peabody & Sherman$4,299,01995%3,299-308$1,303$91,916,6594Fox / DreamWorks Animation
5God's Not Dead$3,633,84454%1,178398$3,085$18,939,6722Freestyle / Pure Flix
6Sabotage (2014)$2,079,13313%2,486--$836$3,911,2001Open Road
7Need For Speed$1,942,89663%2,705-410$718$36,555,7063Disney / DreamWorks
8Non-Stop (2014)$1,911,56563%2,515-430$760$84,161,1705Universal
9300: Rise of an Empire$1,893,10161%2,601-484$728$99,916,5584Warner Bros.
10The LEGO Movie$1,424,27497%2,001-500$712$247,345,9028Warner Bros.
11Tyler Perry’s The Single Moms Club$540,45869%1,139-757$475$14,737,6913Lionsgate
12Son of God$444,36870%1,277-862$348$57,496,2115Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Mar. 29 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Grand Budapest Hotel$3,907,00762%977673$3,999$21,944,2154Fox Searchlight
2Bad Words$1,149,78750%842755$1,366$2,834,4353Focus
3Cesar Chavez$977,688-5%664--$1,472$2,007,2331Lionsgate / Pantelion
4The Monuments Men$207,48067%501-437$414$76,491,3478Sony / Columbia
5Frozen (2013)$156,44198%387-682$404$398,289,35519Disney
6Ride Along$152,92557%360-290$425$133,590,99511Universal
7The Nut Job$145,23375%294-41$494$63,022,13411Open Road
83 Days to Kill$100,75762%340-412$296$30,185,4096Relativity Media
9Veronica Mars$68,91239%210-137$328$3,142,7993Warner Bros.
1012 Years a Slave$62,45665%228-294$274$56,344,54924Fox Searchlight
11Gravity$56,33562%135-67$417$273,281,86226Warner Bros.
12American Hustle$52,18662%188-93$278$149,994,13916Sony / Columbia
13Philomena$49,55573%202-95$245$37,297,25819Weinstein Company
14The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug$47,90366%185-39$259$258,179,38416Warner Bros. / New Line
15RoboCop (2014)$45,05179%168-160$268$57,252,4887Sony / Columbia
16Lone Survivor$42,07565%165-46$255$124,942,20114Universal
17Pompeii$41,53457%162-39$256$22,945,6356Sony / TriStar
18The Wolf of Wall Street$41,10259%134-81$307$116,846,91114Paramount
19Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit$34,00634%107-21$318$50,532,92111Paramount
20The Hunger Games: Catching Fire$28,71458%158-53$182$424,628,98619Lionsgate
21Her (2013)$20,45139%11037$186$25,445,95115Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Mar. 29 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1About Last Night$35,08056%91-123$385$48,402,8557Sony / Screen Gems
2Dallas Buyers Club$28,07977%99-79$284$27,179,11922Focus
3That Awkward Moment$19,04129%68-25$280$26,040,7729Focus
4August: Osage County$14,17747%81-60$175$37,663,12814Weinstein Company
5Ernest & Celestine$13,682124%125$1,140$117,8415GKIDS
6Gloria (2014)$9,17166%36-14$255$2,019,42410Roadside Attractions
7Walking With Dinosaurs$7,76473%42-17$185$36,045,51815Fox
8Winter's Tale$5,46737%85-59$64$12,588,3827Warner Bros.
9Stalingrad (2014)$4,35953%6653$66$1,000,1085Sony / Columbia
10Vampire Academy$3,08875%24-11$129$7,784,4628Weinstein Company
11Alphaville (2014 re-issue)$702378%21$351$25,8558Rialto Pictures
12Blood Ties$64939%5-23$130$40,4732Roadside Attractions