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 Wed, Jan. 3 2001

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jan. 3 2001LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1What Women Want (2000)$1,935,152-28%3,0462$635$120,404,1073Paramount
2Miss Congeniality$1,731,951-29%2,6680$649$50,854,4152Warner Bros.
3The Family Man$1,137,055-33%2,3946$475$45,616,5192Universal
4Vertical Limit$676,125-33%2,45651$275$53,570,8664Sony / Columbia
5How the Grinch Stole Christmas$537,280-43%3,161-3$170$254,854,6697Universal
6102 Dalmatians$343,849-38%1,577-107$218$55,099,3406Disney
7Proof of Life$242,671-33%2,0620$118$25,460,7584Warner Bros.
8Rugrats in Paris: The Movie$213,315-50%1,749-141$122$50,074,9017Paramount
9Unbreakable$190,747-31%1,307-148$146$87,702,3426Disney