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 Sun, Apr. 27 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Apr. 27 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Other Woman (2014)$5,811,624-40%3,205--$1,813$24,763,7521Fox
2Captain America: The Winter Soldier$4,485,096-39%3,620-205$1,239$225,059,2414Disney
3Heaven is for Real$4,453,547-24%2,705288$1,646$52,462,1682Sony / TriStar
4Rio 2$4,322,095-31%3,703-272$1,167$96,389,9003Fox
5Brick Mansions$2,346,441-35%2,647--$886$9,516,8551Relativity Media
6Transcendence$1,155,306-37%3,4550$334$18,632,1422Warner Bros.
7Bears$1,078,139-26%1,7200$627$11,281,5252Disneynature
8Divergent$926,704-44%2,066-420$449$139,521,8576Lionsgate / Summit
9God's Not Dead$879,415-20%1,600-196$550$52,705,6606Freestyle / Pure Flix
10A Haunted House 2$841,206-40%2,3100$364$14,183,3352Open Road
11The Quiet Ones$766,714-52%2,027--$378$3,880,0531Lionsgate
12Draft Day$719,587-42%2,080-701$346$24,161,0593Lionsgate / Summit
13Noah$688,719-32%1,604-933$429$97,314,5525Paramount
14The Grand Budapest Hotel$647,057-44%1,021-259$634$48,803,1528Fox Searchlight
15Oculus$532,283-43%1,881-767$283$25,223,3013Relativity Media

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Apr. 27 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Railway Man$157,759-41%156130$1,011$895,2913Weinstein Company
2Mr. Peabody & Sherman$154,753-41%468-312$331$108,047,8788Fox / DreamWorks Animation
32 States$113,047-39%1372$825$1,742,4492UTV Motion Pictures
4The LEGO Movie$103,743-39%303-37$342$252,798,44112Warner Bros.
5300: Rise of an Empire$69,389-28%32560$214$105,814,5328Warner Bros.
6Frozen (2013)$61,590-28%227-63$271$400,175,40123Disney
7Non-Stop (2014)$50,515-47%252-108$200$90,490,7059Universal
8The Nut Job$32,333-31%160-41$202$64,165,44415Open Road
9RoboCop (2014)$29,336-29%147-28$200$57,883,00311Sony / Columbia
10The Monuments Men$28,931-44%166-55$174$77,685,63112Sony / Columbia
11Son of God$23,699-14%211-292$112$59,569,9289Fox
12Dom Hemingway$18,165-34%119-10$153$435,1874Fox Searchlight
13Bad Words$11,526-47%114-109$101$7,678,8687Focus
14Gravity$10,404-43%105-40$99$274,052,11030Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Apr. 27 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$37,391-25%370$1,011$1,100,7754Warner Bros. / IMAX
23 Days to Kill$11,502-35%85-25$135$30,610,84410Relativity Media
3Cesar Chavez$11,233-1%45-72$250$5,482,5465Lionsgate / Pantelion
4Joe (2014)$11,012-34%41-7$269$298,3523Roadside Attractions
5Sabotage (2014)$10,710-30%75-55$143$10,431,7685Open Road
6About Last Night$7,473-52%67-42$112$48,637,68411Sony / Screen Gems
7Tyler Perry’s The Single Moms Club$4,646-34%87-27$53$15,968,1247Lionsgate
8Philomena$3,962-44%33-68$120$37,675,70023Weinstein Company
9Ernest & Celestine$3,678-12%20-11$184$258,9609GKIDS
10Watermark$3,133-37%168$196$64,2664eOne Films US
11The Unknown Known$2,569-26%22-27$117$254,0684RADiUS-TWC
12Gloria (2014)$1,778-44%9-4$198$2,092,90914Roadside Attractions
13Frankie & Alice$1,359-39%24-19$57$693,1814Lionsgate / CodeBlack Films
14August: Osage County$1,299-46%7-9$186$37,734,47318Weinstein Company
15Make Your Move$1,213-45%40-102$30$122,2932High Top Releasing
16Alphaville (2014 re-issue)$1,085-46%2--$543$34,03312Rialto Pictures
17Dallas Buyers Club$895-55%12-2$75$27,296,51426Focus
18Gabrielle (2014)$290-17%10$290$4,8042eOne Films US
19Godzilla: The Japanese Original$252-32%10$252$21,8742Rialto Pictures