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.

Weekly domestic gross

WeekTop 10 GrossChg. LW%Total GrossChg. LW% Top movie of the week
21 (May 23 - May 29)$256,416,76318%$275,558,00019%X-Men: Days of Future Past
26 (Jun 27 - Jul 03)$260,558,19728%$289,543,00057%Transformers: Age of Extinction
27 (Jul 04 - Jul 10)$176,616,643-32%$204,661,000-29%Transformers: Age of Extinction
17 (Apr 25 - May 01)$125,165,476-20%$150,807,000-17%The Other Woman (2014)
07 (Feb 14 - Feb 20)$208,274,58529%$241,277,00025%The LEGO Movie
06 (Feb 07 - Feb 13)$161,597,23089%$192,940,00069%The LEGO Movie
08 (Feb 21 - Feb 27)$117,537,472-44%$142,091,000-41%The LEGO Movie
23 (Jun 06 - Jun 12)$220,504,2242%$235,237,0002%The Fault in Our Stars
18 (May 02 - May 08)$175,759,58740%$192,965,00028%The Amazing Spider-Man 2
04 (Jan 24 - Jan 30)$120,508,099-41%$154,687,000-37%Ride Along
05 (Jan 31 - Feb 06)$85,426,599-29%$114,101,000-26%Ride Along
03 (Jan 17 - Jan 23)$203,205,96535%$246,792,00031%Ride Along
09 (Feb 28 - Mar 06)$132,712,05313%$159,661,00012%Non-Stop (2014)
13 (Mar 28 - Apr 03)$159,801,347-6%$181,733,000-3%Noah
19 (May 09 - May 15)$160,996,916-8%$178,909,000-7%Neighbors (2014)
11 (Mar 14 - Mar 20)$127,965,571-25%$149,568,000-23%Mr. Peabody & Sherman
22 (May 30 - Jun 05)$216,842,737-15%$230,093,000-16%Maleficent
30 (Jul 25 - Jul 31)$148,448,132-22%$173,521,000-21%Lucy
02 (Jan 10 - Jan 16)$150,397,106-6%$188,786,000-1%Lone Survivor
20 (May 16 - May 22)$216,442,29134%$232,164,00030%Godzilla (2014)
01 (Jan 03 - Jan 09)$159,343,109--$190,069,000--Frozen (2013)
12 (Mar 21 - Mar 27)$170,465,44533%$188,052,00026%Divergent
29 (Jul 18 - Jul 24)$191,126,930-5%$219,949,000-3%Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
28 (Jul 11 - Jul 17)$200,657,60514%$226,676,00011%Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
14 (Apr 04 - Apr 10)$196,678,72423%$212,524,00017%Captain America: The Winter Soldier
16 (Apr 18 - Apr 24)$156,755,754-16%$181,228,000-11%Captain America: The Winter Soldier
15 (Apr 11 - Apr 17)$186,574,452-5%$203,310,000-4%Captain America: The Winter Soldier
10 (Mar 07 - Mar 13)$170,490,79928%$193,723,00021%300: Rise of an Empire
24 (Jun 13 - Jun 19)$259,565,76818%$274,616,00017%22 Jump Street
25 (Jun 20 - Jun 26)$203,528,148-22%$184,862,000-33%22 Jump Street