'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. 30 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, May. 30 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
2X-Men: Days of Future Past$9,416,24790%4,0015$2,353$138,885,3502Fox
3A Million Ways to Die in the West$6,156,590--3,158--$1,950$6,156,5901Universal
4Godzilla (2014)$3,344,52081%3,501-451$955$165,776,0773Warner Bros.
5Neighbors (2014)$2,496,690118%2,939-327$850$123,382,4104Universal
6Blended$2,486,727151%3,5550$700$23,693,2632Warner Bros.
7Million Dollar Arm$1,044,311100%2,329-690$448$25,440,9203Disney
8The Amazing Spider-Man 2$1,024,09893%2,152-1008$476$189,981,3955Sony / Columbia
9The Other Woman (2014)$442,01646%1,114-1040$397$80,129,1646Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, May. 30 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Chef$499,166141%624126$800$5,414,0484Open Road
2Belle$350,09694%52572$667$5,280,0295Fox Searchlight
3Rio 2$275,66116%983-718$280$123,480,1658Fox
4Heaven is for Real$217,79511%722-998$302$87,430,2707Sony / TriStar
5Captain America: The Winter Soldier$179,64839%539-834$333$254,728,9329Disney
6The Grand Budapest Hotel$104,37773%249-111$419$57,068,39613Fox Searchlight
7Divergent$97,97865%373-271$263$148,411,40011Lionsgate / Summit
8Moms' Night Out$97,890-3%383-478$256$9,395,0664Sony / TriStar
9The Immigrant$81,66895%1503$544$855,2393Weinstein Company
10The LEGO Movie$75,33799%302-21$249$255,235,84817Warner Bros.
11The Railway Man$60,520-2%496-104$122$3,892,0498Weinstein Company
12Mr. Peabody & Sherman$51,82778%254-32$204$109,902,18213Fox / DreamWorks Animation
13Fed Up$44,62447%1042$429$905,9534RADiUS-TWC
15God's Not Dead$33,1709%155-90$214$59,711,66911Freestyle / Pure Flix
16Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return$30,739-57%180-494$171$8,090,8834Clarius Entertainment
17Draft Day$26,890303%17328$155$28,640,2368Lionsgate / Summit
18Transcendence$14,44738%128-74$113$22,896,7577Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, May. 30 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Grand Seduction$93,699--94--$997$93,6991eOne Films US
2Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$52,08141%390$1,335$2,330,0719Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Words and Pictures$19,891147%133$1,530$159,3702Roadside Attractions
4The Hornet's Nest$16,997106%42-15$405$222,1844Freestyle Releasing
5A Haunted House 2$11,29448%74-14$153$17,226,5657Open Road
6Oculus$10,41327%83-22$125$27,574,8858Relativity Media
7The Quiet Ones$7,523111%72-20$104$8,476,5006Lionsgate
8Brick Mansions$5,791-25%45-123$129$20,016,3316Relativity Media
9Heropanti$1,962-11%11-5$178$50,6582UTV Motion Pictures
10Alphaville (2014 re-issue)$656--2--$328$45,46217Rialto Pictures
11Godzilla: The Japanese Original$60662%40$152$132,7647Rialto Pictures
12Blue Ruin$54797%61$91$248,6256RADiUS-TWC
13The Unknown Known$65-28%1-4$65$269,0399RADiUS-TWC