'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 Mon, Apr. 28 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Apr. 28 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Other Woman (2014)$1,909,909-67%3,205--$596$26,673,6611Fox
2Captain America: The Winter Soldier$1,067,512-76%3,620-205$295$226,126,7534Disney
3Heaven is for Real$1,010,819-77%2,705288$374$53,472,9872Sony / TriStar
4Brick Mansions$637,212-73%2,647--$241$10,154,0671Relativity Media
5Rio 2$573,849-87%3,703-272$155$96,963,7493Fox
6Transcendence$381,441-67%3,4550$110$19,013,5832Warner Bros.
8God's Not Dead$248,520-72%1,600-196$155$52,954,1806Freestyle / Pure Flix
9Divergent$231,385-75%2,066-420$112$139,753,2426Lionsgate / Summit
10The Quiet Ones$221,237-71%2,027--$109$4,101,2901Lionsgate
11A Haunted House 2$220,453-74%2,3100$95$14,403,7882Open Road
12The Grand Budapest Hotel$211,084-67%1,021-259$207$49,014,2368Fox Searchlight
13Draft Day$205,948-71%2,080-701$99$24,367,0073Lionsgate / Summit
15Oculus$188,740-65%1,881-767$100$25,412,0413Relativity Media

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleMon, Apr. 28 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Railway Man$51,383-67%156130$329$946,6743Weinstein Company
2300: Rise of an Empire$25,674-63%32560$79$105,840,2068Warner Bros.
3Mr. Peabody & Sherman$24,286-84%468-312$52$108,072,1648Fox / DreamWorks Animation
4The LEGO Movie$21,345-79%303-37$70$252,819,78612Warner Bros.
52 States$20,754-82%1372$151$1,763,2032UTV Motion Pictures
6Non-Stop (2014)$16,505-67%252-108$65$90,507,2109Universal
7Frozen (2013)$12,164-80%227-63$54$400,187,56523Disney
8Dom Hemingway$8,155-55%119-10$69$443,3424Fox Searchlight
9Son of God$6,970-71%211-292$33$59,576,8989Fox
10Bad Words$5,547-52%114-109$49$7,684,4157Focus
11The Nut Job$5,270-84%160-41$33$64,170,71415Open Road
12Gravity$2,851-73%105-40$27$274,054,96130Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleMon, Apr. 28 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$16,827-55%370$455$1,117,6024Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Cesar Chavez$5,546-51%45-72$123$5,488,0925Lionsgate / Pantelion
3Sabotage (2014)$4,177-61%75-55$56$10,435,9455Open Road
43 Days to Kill$3,943-66%85-25$46$30,614,78710Relativity Media
5Joe (2014)$3,676-67%41-7$90$302,0283Roadside Attractions
6Philomena$1,374-65%33-68$42$37,677,07423Weinstein Company
7Tyler Perry’s The Single Moms Club$1,328-71%87-27$15$15,969,4527Lionsgate
8The Unknown Known$1,164-55%22-27$53$255,2324RADiUS-TWC
9Watermark$998-68%167$62$65,2644eOne Films US
10Alphaville (2014 re-issue)$885-18%2--$443$34,91812Rialto Pictures
11Ernest & Celestine$836-77%20-11$42$259,7969GKIDS
12Make Your Move$695-43%40-102$17$122,9882High Top Releasing
13Frankie & Alice$588-57%24-19$25$693,7694Lionsgate / CodeBlack Films
14Dallas Buyers Club$423-53%12-2$35$27,296,93726Focus
15August: Osage County$260-80%7-9$37$37,734,73318Weinstein Company
16Gloria (2014)$258-85%9-4$29$2,093,16714Roadside Attractions
17Godzilla: The Japanese Original$228-10%10$228$22,1022Rialto Pictures