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.

Daily Domestic Gross Thu, Oct. 21 1999

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Oct. 21 1999LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Fight Club$1,032,785-8%1,963--$526$15,607,3881Fox
2Double Jeopardy$742,609-2%2,93623$253$83,070,9424Paramount
3The Story of Us$638,240-8%2,164--$295$12,411,7951Universal
4American Beauty$573,502-7%1,350124$425$43,273,2545DreamWorks
5Three Kings$511,603-8%2,942--$174$29,967,4583Warner Bros.
6The Sixth Sense$420,2663%2,682-102$157$250,375,04511Disney
7Random Hearts$398,638-11%2,6970$148$24,210,5492Sony / Columbia
8Superstar$270,14213%2,01673$134$17,313,5912Paramount
9Blue Streak$231,1025%2,353--$98$46,381,8185Sony / Columbia
10Drive Me Crazy$123,52029%2,088--$59$11,247,4863Fox