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.

Weekend domestic gross

YearWeekendTop 10 GrossChg. LY%Total GrossChg. LY% Top movie of the week
200531 (Aug 05 - Aug 07) - 2005$98,015,217-28%$114,838,158-27%The Dukes of Hazzard
201231 (Aug 03 - Aug 05) - 2012$111,448,685-28%$122,840,045-27%The Dark Knight Rises
200931 (Jul 31 - Aug 02) - 2009$107,143,153-24%$127,756,046-17%Funny People
199531 (Aug 04 - Aug 06) - 1995$73,191,366-21%$87,741,643-8%Waterworld
199131 (Aug 02 - Aug 04) - 1991$48,969,719-20%$62,737,151-10%Hot Shots!
200031 (Aug 04 - Aug 06) - 2000$114,098,637-15%$128,615,587-18%Hollow Man
199631 (Aug 02 - Aug 04) - 1996$62,677,812-14%$77,668,029-11%A Time to Kill
200231 (Aug 02 - Aug 04) - 2002$137,680,429-14%$156,338,784-9%Signs
200831 (Aug 01 - Aug 03) - 2008$140,935,980-11%$153,060,547-14%The Dark Knight
200331 (Aug 01 - Aug 03) - 2003$127,293,952-8%$144,989,138-7%American Wedding
198331 (Aug 05 - Aug 07) - 1983$35,857,251-6%$41,799,868-8%Vacation
198431 (Aug 03 - Aug 05) - 1984$34,878,085-3%$44,532,2787%Ghostbusters
198631 (Aug 01 - Aug 03) - 1986$42,434,7430%$51,283,9049%Aliens
199231 (Jul 31 - Aug 02) - 1992$49,191,3330%$56,091,750-11%Death Becomes Her
199831 (Jul 31 - Aug 02) - 1998$96,360,8723%$109,808,9747%Saving Private Ryan
199031 (Aug 03 - Aug 05) - 1990$61,075,9934%$70,045,9765%Ghost
198731 (Jul 31 - Aug 02) - 1987$44,181,2354%$55,477,5978%The Living Daylights
201331 (Aug 02 - Aug 04) - 2013$117,938,0836%$138,110,91712%2 Guns
200431 (Jul 30 - Aug 01) - 2004$136,940,2358%$157,176,2608%The Village
198831 (Jul 29 - Jul 31) - 1988$50,052,22013%$59,481,1167%Cocktail (1988)
198931 (Aug 04 - Aug 06) - 1989$58,918,28318%$66,881,33012%Parenthood
200631 (Aug 04 - Aug 06) - 2006$116,301,34919%$141,148,05823%Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
201131 (Aug 05 - Aug 07) - 2011$154,610,55520%$167,476,96915%Rise of the Planet of the Apes
201031 (Jul 30 - Aug 01) - 2010$128,821,14520%$145,216,19414%Inception
198531 (Aug 02 - Aug 04) - 1985$42,411,94522%$47,026,0816%Back to the Future
200731 (Aug 03 - Aug 05) - 2007$157,481,35935%$177,460,72626%The Bourne Ultimatum
199431 (Aug 05 - Aug 07) - 1994$93,109,64737%$95,821,78917%Clear and Present Danger
199331 (Jul 30 - Aug 01) - 1993$68,043,15038%$82,160,23246%Rising Sun
199931 (Jul 30 - Aug 01) - 1999$133,879,38339%$157,542,15643%Runaway Bride
200131 (Aug 03 - Aug 05) - 2001$159,717,84440%$171,838,23234%Rush Hour 2
199731 (Aug 01 - Aug 03) - 1997$93,114,79949%$102,331,45932%Air Force One