'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. 12 - Sun, Apr. 14

Wide (1000+)

142 (2013)$27,250,000--3,003--$9,074$27,250,0001Warner Bros.
2Scary Movie 5$15,153,000--3,402--$4,454$15,153,0001Weinstein / Dimension
3The Croods$13,200,000-36%3,689-190$3,578$142,524,0704Fox / DreamWorks Animation
4G.I. Joe: Retaliation$10,800,000-48%3,535-199$3,055$102,425,6983Paramount
5Evil Dead$9,500,000-63%3,0250$3,140$41,541,7822Sony / TriStar
6Jurassic Park 3D$8,820,000-53%2,7787$3,175$31,929,1652Universal
7Olympus Has Fallen$7,283,000-28%2,935-124$2,481$81,889,8144FilmDistrict
8Oz: The Great and Powerful$4,923,000-39%2,504-401$1,966$219,444,4126Disney
9Tyler Perry's Temptation$4,500,000-55%1,805-242$2,493$45,421,9963Lionsgate
10The Host (2013)$2,394,000-54%2,172-1030$1,102$23,439,4603Open Road
11The Call$1,950,000-44%1,630-372$1,196$48,572,0935Sony / TriStar

Limited (100 — 999)

1The Place Beyond the Pines$4,079,576480%514484$7,937$5,453,7553Focus
2Trance$925,000605%438434$2,112$1,099,6082Fox Searchlight
4Identity Thief$536,000-33%564-157$950$132,016,84010Universal
5Silver Linings Playbook$430,000-29%451-73$953$130,355,17222Weinstein Company
6Spring Breakers$380,000-68%426-646$892$13,528,9875A24
7Life of Pi$237,000-33%217-52$1,092$124,279,09621Fox
8Quartet$229,000-38%224-28$1,022$17,579,91514Weinstein Company
9Warm Bodies$220,000-18%279-8$789$65,895,96611Lionsgate / Summit
10Snitch (2013)$147,000-35%215-89$684$42,002,8788Lionsgate / Summit
11Escape From Planet Earth$145,000-45%276-156$525$54,646,9389Weinstein Company
12Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters$100,000-28%154-26$649$55,585,54812Paramount
13Django Unchained$84,000-39%126-57$667$162,694,44416Weinstein Company

Platform (1 — 99)

1The Company You Keep$310,763136%4136$7,580$483,3732Sony Pictures Classics
2The Sapphires$245,000-16%9333$2,634$780,4014Weinstein Company
3No (2013)$179,079-14%9910$1,809$1,868,9139Sony Pictures Classics
4Renoir$166,60062%4929$3,400$407,5883IDP / Samuel Goldwyn
5To the Wonder$130,000--17--$7,647$130,0001Magnolia Pictures
6Disconnect$123,597--15--$8,240$123,5971LD Entertainment
7From Up on Poppy Hill$97,821-25%487$2,038$612,7595GKIDS
8Upstream Color$74,140159%1110$6,740$112,8712ERBP
9The Gatekeepers$70,812-59%90-41$787$2,257,37911Sony Pictures Classics
10Emperor$51,500-61%96-24$536$3,218,4656Roadside Attractions
11Ginger & Rosa$50,000-60%71-28$704$678,9015A24
12The Impossible$48,000-19%77-3$623$18,984,91917Lionsgate / Summit
13Starbuck$33,002-43%321$1,031$3,659,5224eOne Films US
14Blancanieves$29,621-14%173$1,742$118,1683Cohen Media Group
15The Angels' Share$21,000--3--$7,000$21,0001IFC Films
16It's a Disaster$17,000--3--$5,667$17,0001Oscilloscope