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.

Early Weekend Estimates (Domestic) Fri, Jan. 17 - Sun, Jan. 19

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Ride Along$39,500,000--2,663--$14,833$39,500,0001Universal
2Lone Survivor$23,000,000-39%2,989114$7,695$73,810,1214Universal
3The Nut Job$18,800,000--3,427--$5,486$18,800,0001Open Road
4Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit$16,300,000--3,387--$4,813$16,300,0001Paramount
5Frozen (2013)$12,500,000-15%2,979-260$4,196$333,131,3619Disney
6American Hustle$10,300,00024%2,204-425$4,673$116,131,1916Sony / Columbia
7Devil's Due$8,500,000--2,544--$3,341$8,500,0001Fox
8August: Osage County$7,700,0008%2,0511146$3,754$18,289,2704Weinstein Company
9The Wolf of Wall Street$7,400,000-16%1,930-591$3,834$90,176,5984Paramount
10Saving Mr. Banks$4,050,000-38%2,449-222$1,654$75,294,2976Disney
11Her (2013)$4,000,000-26%1,7290$2,313$14,999,4275Warner Bros.
12The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug$3,800,000-53%1,815-1260$2,094$248,619,8456Warner Bros. / New Line
13The Legend Of Hercules$3,200,000-64%2,1040$1,521$14,175,6512Lionsgate / Summit

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