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 Mon, Jan. 24 2000

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jan. 24 2000LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Hurricane$609,848-60%2,101647$290$23,193,5302Universal
2Next Friday$559,880-74%1,17572$476$32,286,5102New Line
3Girl, Interrupted$408,302-62%1,93533$211$16,124,0355Sony / Columbia
4The Green Mile$377,360-68%2,4830$152$110,331,7247Warner Bros.
5Stuart Little$334,805-83%3,15159$106$118,830,0386Sony / Columbia
6The Talented Mr. Ripley$302,948-63%2,215-154$137$68,409,3725Paramount
7Galaxy Quest$288,673-75%2,259-191$128$54,581,6915DreamWorks
8Toy Story 2$208,363-77%1,990-336$105$231,436,3359Disney
9Magnolia$198,713-63%1,07739$185$13,151,9006New Line
10Any Given Sunday$176,540-66%2,201-304$80$68,518,4445Warner Bros.