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 Wed, May. 21 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, May. 21 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Godzilla (2014)$4,962,197-29%3,952--$1,256$112,767,0361Warner Bros.
2Neighbors (2014)$2,018,330-19%3,31132$610$97,675,3552Universal
3The Amazing Spider-Man 2$1,022,545-25%3,991-333$256$176,070,7753Sony / Columbia
4Million Dollar Arm$655,839-24%3,019--$217$12,848,7361Disney
5The Other Woman (2014)$572,892-15%3,054-252$188$73,542,4514Fox
6Heaven is for Real$363,408-15%2,893-155$126$83,430,4675Sony / TriStar
7Captain America: The Winter Soldier$294,182-15%2,271-430$130$251,546,1497Disney
8Rio 2$220,613-16%2,371-602$93$118,853,4746Fox
9Moms' Night Out$166,851-27%1,0462$160$7,770,2202Sony / TriStar
10Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return$148,623-11%2,578-80$58$7,078,7072Clarius Entertainment

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleWed, May. 21 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Belle$106,412-2%173128$615$2,091,8003Fox Searchlight
2The Grand Budapest Hotel$105,878-4%630-140$168$55,818,03211Fox Searchlight
3Divergent$97,977-11%991-242$99$147,116,2089Lionsgate / Summit
4God's Not Dead$78,282-12%780-220$100$59,180,4229Freestyle / Pure Flix
5Bears$50,988-3%580-663$88$17,004,0335Disneynature
6Brick Mansions$46,176-21%724-1230$64$19,765,6744Relativity Media
7The LEGO Movie$37,982-11%355-46$107$254,472,42915Warner Bros.
8The Railway Man$33,350-10%1832$182$2,854,7826Weinstein Company
9Draft Day$24,217-5%495-325$49$28,467,8806Lionsgate / Summit
10Noah$21,912-4%286-191$77$100,334,3528Paramount
11Transcendence$20,699-26%315-200$66$22,710,8025Warner Bros.
12Non-Stop (2014)$19,820-10%220-16$90$91,499,90012Universal
13Mr. Peabody & Sherman$17,041-22%319-38$53$109,371,69711Fox / DreamWorks Animation
14The Quiet Ones$12,713-15%341-792$37$8,397,7464Lionsgate
15A Haunted House 2$10,56016%124-402$85$17,087,3685Open Road
16Oculus$7,983-14%140-270$57$27,457,7686Relativity Media
17300: Rise of an Empire$7,099-41%155-36$46$106,520,92711Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleWed, May. 21 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Chef$75,78613%7266$1,053$1,206,4502Open Road
2Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$31,62919%371$855$1,924,3947Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Fed Up$21,3304%55--$388$437,4692RADiUS-TWC
4The Immigrant$6,82117%3--$2,274$63,3041Weinstein Company
52 States$3,272-3%32-27$102$2,231,7165UTV Motion Pictures
6The Hornet's Nest$3,13121%1713$184$61,7542Freestyle Releasing
7Bad Words$2,413-21%8354$29$7,772,07410Focus
8Blue Ruin$1,662-1%24-37$69$244,0874RADiUS-TWC
9Son of God$941-5%46-22$20$59,683,94112Fox
10Godzilla: The Japanese Original$8914%8-21$111$120,2855Rialto Pictures
11Joe (2014)$356-2%10-13$36$373,0166Roadside Attractions
12Philomena$283-53%9-4$31$37,709,46326Weinstein Company
13The Unknown Known$256106%3-3$85$267,3537RADiUS-TWC