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 Fri, Jun. 27 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jun. 27 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Transformers: Age of Extinction$41,868,135--4,233--$9,891$41,868,1351Paramount
222 Jump Street$5,135,43175%3,426120$1,499$129,572,3233Sony / Columbia
3How to Train Your Dragon 2$4,120,78931%3,750-518$1,099$112,835,3213Fox / DreamWorks Animation
4Think Like a Man Too$3,383,399108%2,2250$1,521$41,151,7592Sony / Screen Gems
5Maleficent$2,598,65149%3,073-377$846$196,232,0415Disney
6Jersey Boys$2,259,43861%2,9050$778$21,991,9242Warner Bros.
7The Fault in Our Stars$1,848,10037%2,845-495$650$106,593,1184Fox
8Edge of Tomorrow$1,603,87168%2,535-677$633$80,548,5034Warner Bros.
9X-Men: Days of Future Past$966,47142%2,014-667$480$221,059,9436Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Jun. 27 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Chef$435,20389%801-160$543$18,191,2528Open Road
2Godzilla (2014)$297,71033%750-615$397$196,382,8107Warner Bros.
3Neighbors (2014)$247,40560%510-523$485$146,702,7908Universal
4Blended$181,71743%475-367$383$43,134,5066Warner Bros.
5A Million Ways to Die in the West$169,255-4%483-934$350$41,328,2105Universal
6Rio 2$140,72574%32212$437$127,843,85912Fox
7The Amazing Spider-Man 2$96,63726%274-160$353$199,959,7189Sony / Columbia
8Belle$71,49530%175-69$409$9,471,6879Fox Searchlight
9Heaven is for Real$70,611129%21110$335$90,009,16111Sony / TriStar
10The Grand Seduction$67,36672%119-5$566$1,993,0365eOne Films US
11Divergent$62,74634%210-79$299$150,411,42215Lionsgate / Summit
12The Other Woman (2014)$50,07832%195-36$257$83,292,18510Fox
13The LEGO Movie$48,96622%33520$146$256,902,69221Warner Bros.
14Words and Pictures$37,85020%105-70$360$1,633,2126Roadside Attractions
15Moms' Night Out$28,077302%11767$240$10,220,8588Sony / TriStar
16Mr. Peabody & Sherman$26,0966%141-38$185$110,963,65617Fox / DreamWorks Animation
17The Signal (2014)$20,38114%180-24$113$506,6693Focus

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Jun. 27 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$48,10110%410$1,173$3,449,74913Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Snowpiercer$45,852--8--$5,732$45,8521RADiUS-TWC
3Begin Again$43,303--5--$8,661$43,3031Weinstein Company
4The Grand Budapest Hotel$31,71969%90-22$352$58,462,06017Fox Searchlight
5Brick Mansions$23,461363%31-29$757$20,328,71710Relativity Media
6God's Not Dead$18,21217%90-22$202$60,563,30615Freestyle / Pure Flix
7The Immigrant$17,91413%61-49$294$1,934,1477Weinstein Company
8America (2014)$12,364--3--$4,121$12,3641Lionsgate
9Fed Up$7,1220%32-15$223$1,437,0978RADiUS-TWC
10Yves Saint Laurent$6,95343%2--$3,477$18,6071Weinstein Company
11Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon$5,559-3%31-15$179$157,2664RADiUS-TWC
12The Railway Man$4,282-32%38-46$113$4,395,19112Weinstein Company
13Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return$3,210-62%21-31$153$8,427,2708Clarius Entertainment
14Radio Free Albemuth$1,773--10--$177$1,7731Freestyle Releasing
15The Hornet's Nest$152-7%2-1$76$306,3828Freestyle Releasing
16The Unknown Known$150305%1-1$150$276,10613RADiUS-TWC