'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 Wed, May. 7 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, May. 7 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Amazing Spider-Man 2$4,123,636-34%4,324--$954$107,139,9851Sony / Columbia
2The Other Woman (2014)$1,245,200-19%3,23833$385$51,374,1932Fox
3Heaven is for Real$656,299-23%2,930225$224$67,608,6513Sony / TriStar
4Captain America: The Winter Soldier$538,107-19%3,179-441$169$238,868,6925Disney
5Rio 2$337,163-24%3,314-389$102$107,698,9844Fox
6Brick Mansions$299,892-24%2,6470$113$16,616,3722Relativity Media
7God's Not Dead$179,522-10%1,330-270$135$56,094,1247Freestyle / Pure Flix
8Divergent$171,202-12%1,639-427$104$143,180,1737Lionsgate / Summit
10Draft Day$137,6593%1,354-726$102$26,804,5354Lionsgate / Summit
11The Quiet Ones$130,187-19%2,0270$64$7,178,3082Lionsgate
12Transcendence$124,582-17%1,775-1680$70$21,757,9163Warner Bros.
13A Haunted House 2$95,333-10%1,328-982$72$16,424,3533Open Road

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleWed, May. 7 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Grand Budapest Hotel$186,732-8%884-137$211$52,096,5579Fox Searchlight
3Oculus$73,614-12%884-997$83$26,928,9304Relativity Media
4The Railway Man$51,384-2%1648$313$1,776,0224Weinstein Company
5Mr. Peabody & Sherman$18,115-3%410-58$44$108,602,9359Fox / DreamWorks Animation
6The LEGO Movie$17,311-20%220-83$79$253,160,55713Warner Bros.
7Non-Stop (2014)$15,155-14%218-34$70$90,761,87010Universal
8300: Rise of an Empire$14,405-3%235-90$61$106,078,3949Warner Bros.
9Son of God$3,558-10%126-85$28$59,642,64910Fox
10The Nut Job$2,914-19%101-59$29$64,248,10016Open Road

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleWed, May. 7 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$25,14814%370$680$1,391,7765Warner Bros. / IMAX
22 States$11,830-28%96-41$123$2,059,8603UTV Motion Pictures
3Belle$9,521-9%4--$2,380$136,0881Fox Searchlight
4Blue Ruin$8,5961%60--$143$146,8262RADiUS-TWC
5Cesar Chavez$5,93016%9752$61$5,566,8726Lionsgate / Pantelion
6Walk of Shame$5,587-7%51--$110$55,7281Focus World
7Decoding Annie Parker$4,100246%13--$315$31,6561eOne Films US
8Dom Hemingway$3,280-14%47-72$70$506,3205Fox Searchlight
9Joe (2014)$3,155-17%39-2$81$351,2554Roadside Attractions
10Sabotage (2014)$2,858-15%60-15$48$10,480,9396Open Road
113 Days to Kill$2,568-8%64-21$40$30,663,04911Relativity Media
12Bad Words$2,558-17%40-74$64$7,726,4218Focus
13Gravity$1,918-7%65-40$30$274,090,59631Warner Bros.
14Philomena$1,64222%22-11$75$37,695,91824Weinstein Company
15Godzilla: The Japanese Original$1,093-48%1211$91$45,9573Rialto Pictures
16Watermark$7717%11-5$70$78,9195eOne Films US
17Alphaville (2014 re-issue)$42565%1-1$425$41,42713Rialto Pictures
18Gloria (2014)$342-89%90$38$2,103,29115Roadside Attractions
19The Unknown Known$321-64%15-7$21$264,4655RADiUS-TWC
20August: Osage County$108-11%3-4$36$37,738,73319Weinstein Company