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 Tue, Mar. 14 2000

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Mar. 14 2000LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Mission to Mars$1,756,2952%3,054--$575$26,391,6271Disney
2The Ninth Gate$656,4349%1,586--$414$8,068,6761Artisan
3My Dog Skip$582,11816%2,3310$250$14,869,8209Warner Bros.
4American Beauty$507,62921%1,522183$334$92,229,47826DreamWorks
5Snow Day$324,76129%2,672-45$122$53,156,8955Paramount
6The Next Best Thing$320,04424%2,03427$157$10,981,6492Paramount
7Reindeer Games$293,88316%2,113-91$139$19,842,4143Miramax / Dimension
8Pitch Black$287,05114%1,730-173$166$34,625,6134USA Films
9The Tigger Movie$283,65429%2,093-553$136$39,293,1045Disney
10Wonder Boys$205,20715%1,5095$136$13,373,2393Paramount