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.

Studio Weekend Estimates (Domestic) Fri, Apr. 27 - Sun, Apr. 29

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Think Like a Man$18,000,000-46%2,0150$8,933$60,868,0582Sony / Screen Gems
2The Pirates! Band of Misfits$11,400,000--3,358--$3,395$11,400,0001Sony / Columbia
3The Lucky One (2012)$11,325,000-50%3,17520$3,567$39,926,6962Warner Bros.
4The Hunger Games$11,250,000-23%3,572-180$3,149$372,454,7506Lionsgate
5The Five-Year Engagement$11,156,800--2,936--$3,800$11,156,8001Universal
6Safe (2012)$7,720,000--2,266--$3,407$7,720,0001Lionsgate
7The Raven$7,250,000--2,203--$3,291$7,250,0001Relativity Media
8Chimpanzee$5,460,000-49%1,5674$3,484$19,152,9322Disneynature
9The Three Stooges$5,400,000-45%3,105-377$1,739$37,140,5443Fox
10The Cabin in the Woods$4,500,000-44%2,639-172$1,705$34,663,8403Lionsgate
1121 Jump Street$3,100,000-35%1,820-607$1,703$132,037,5187Sony / Columbia
12American Reunion$3,004,830-45%2,154-879$1,395$53,568,6654Universal
13Mirror Mirror$2,242,000-49%2,017-921$1,112$58,879,4225Relativity Media
14Wrath of the Titans$1,985,000-49%1,572-930$1,263$80,528,8115Warner Bros.
15Titanic 3D$1,915,000-62%1,409-1106$1,359$56,282,1424Paramount
16Lockout$944,323-71%1,259-1076$750$13,333,8533Open Road

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Dr. Seuss' The Lorax$883,000-54%883-700$1,000$208,470,6809Universal
2Salmon Fishing in the Yemen$440,000-36%335-111$1,313$7,790,3288CBS Films
3Bully (2012)$330,000-36%2630$1,255$2,126,4795Weinstein Company
4Safe House$163,735-29%229-72$715$125,853,56012Universal
5Footnote$163,551-13%1018$1,619$1,564,7178Sony Pictures Classics
6Act of Valor$146,00011%28556$512$69,672,29210Relativity Media
7The Raid: Redemption$142,357-70%126-422$1,130$3,901,5656Sony Pictures Classics
8A Thousand Words$110,00073%1691$651$18,065,0528Paramount

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Monsieur Lazhar$252,02166%6633$3,819$613,33527Music Box Films
2Damsels in Distress$92,952-19%5711$1,631$448,1664Sony Pictures Classics
3Bernie$90,438--3--$30,146$90,4381Millennium Entertainment
4The Deep Blue Sea (2011)$75,621-10%51-4$1,483$873,6586Music Box Films
5Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th Day$73,260-54%67-39$1,093$1,074,3843Code Black Entertainment
6Darling Companion$71,61479%1713$4,213$126,5152Sony Pictures Classics
7Jeff Who Lives at Home$61,000-53%77-45$792$4,141,8607Paramount Vantage
8A Separation$57,10816%48-11$1,190$7,009,02418Sony Pictures Classics
9Sound of My Voice$40,069--5--$8,014$40,0691Fox Searchlight
10Blue Like Jazz$37,850-71%46-80$823$552,4293Roadside Attractions
11Friends With Kids$36,950-48%52-31$711$7,160,3218Roadside Attractions
12The Artist$30,000-46%50-36$600$44,211,67523Weinstein Company
13The Woman in Black$28,000-41%63-27$444$54,321,72113CBS Films
14Touchback$27,000-54%30-39$900$183,9233Anchor Bay Films
15Elles$26,000--6--$4,333$26,0001Kino Lorber
16Casa de mi Padre$23,000-42%36-22$639$5,813,7797Lionsgate / Pantelion
17Tyler Perry's Good Deeds$20,000-43%39-42$513$34,881,86810Lionsgate
18Coriolanus$16,81859%140$1,201$708,27315Weinstein Company
19Rampart$13,817333%1811$768$963,12212Millennium Entertainment
20Undefeated$10,8855%203$544$519,20111Weinstein Company
21The Highest Pass$10,392--2--$5,196$10,3921Cinema Libre
22Turn Me On, Dammit!$8,79643%54$1,759$50,3665New Yorker Films
23W.E.$5,474-49%10-5$547$575,25813Weinstein Company