'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 Fri, May. 9 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, May. 9 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Neighbors (2014)$19,574,490--3,279--$5,970$19,574,4901Universal
2The Amazing Spider-Man 2$10,021,184181%4,3240$2,318$120,721,9062Sony / Columbia
3The Other Woman (2014)$2,822,086155%3,30668$854$55,302,1293Fox
4Heaven is for Real$1,642,115169%3,048118$539$69,862,1544Sony / TriStar
5Captain America: The Winter Soldier$1,487,247192%2,701-478$551$240,864,9926Disney
6Moms' Night Out$1,247,094--1,044--$1,195$1,247,0941Sony / TriStar
7Rio 2$1,148,001236%2,973-341$386$109,188,2455Fox
8Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return$1,007,382--2,658--$379$1,007,3821Clarius Entertainment
9Brick Mansions$487,211111%1,954-693$249$17,335,0293Relativity Media
10Divergent$479,376233%1,233-406$389$143,803,2958Lionsgate / Summit
11God's Not Dead$331,32896%1,000-330$331$56,594,1448Freestyle / Pure Flix
12The Quiet Ones$248,652154%1,133-894$219$7,525,0413Lionsgate

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, May. 9 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Grand Budapest Hotel$398,577116%770-114$518$52,679,70510Fox Searchlight
2Draft Day$225,748105%820-534$275$27,140,5395Lionsgate / Summit
3The Railway Man$121,327159%18117$670$1,944,1235Weinstein Company
4The LEGO Movie$119,091579%401181$297$253,297,19714Warner Bros.
6Non-Stop (2014)$103,840638%23618$440$90,879,77511Universal
7Transcendence$100,3792%515-1260$195$21,956,4524Warner Bros.
8A Haunted House 2$98,00030%526-802$186$16,597,7864Open Road
9Oculus$78,10337%410-474$190$27,064,0605Relativity Media
10Mr. Peabody & Sherman$68,711287%357-53$192$108,689,40210Fox / DreamWorks Animation
11RoboCop (2014)$39,479--146-85$270$58,396,15213Sony / Columbia
12The Monuments Men$25,304--122-23$207$77,899,75214Sony / Columbia
13300: Rise of an Empire$20,80759%191-44$109$106,112,30910Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, May. 9 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Belle$121,7781006%4541$2,706$268,8792Fox Searchlight
2Chef$53,272--6--$8,879$53,2721Open Road
3Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$52,53259%36-1$1,459$1,477,3526Warner Bros. / IMAX
42 States$24,968186%59-37$423$2,093,5684UTV Motion Pictures
5Blue Ruin$13,68538%611$224$170,4433RADiUS-TWC
6Godzilla: The Japanese Original$8,078203%1910$425$56,6994Rialto Pictures
7The Hornet's Nest$7,394--4--$1,849$7,3941Freestyle Releasing
83 Days to Kill$6,741158%42-22$161$30,672,40312Relativity Media
9Son of God$5,73160%68-58$84$59,651,96711Fox
10Sabotage (2014)$3,87620%51-9$76$10,488,0397Open Road
11Joe (2014)$2,9410%23-16$128$357,1325Roadside Attractions
12Bad Words$2,715-15%29-11$94$7,732,3269Focus
13Watermark$1,60356%5-6$321$81,5516eOne Films US
14Decoding Annie Parker$1,467-78%2-11$734$39,7312eOne Films US
15Philomena$1,41729%13-9$109$37,698,43525Weinstein Company
16Gloria (2014)$663163%7-2$95$2,104,20616Roadside Attractions
17Alphaville (2014 re-issue)$58525%10$585$42,47914Rialto Pictures
18The Unknown Known$122-66%6-9$20$264,9456RADiUS-TWC