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, Apr. 10 2001

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Apr. 10 2001LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Spy Kids$1,741,73516%3,133--$556$29,789,2402Miramax / Dimension
2Blow$1,566,7908%2,249--$697$3,018,0221New Line
3Along Came a Spider$1,463,24811%2,530--$578$2,785,7211Paramount
4Someone Like You$520,40525%2,349--$222$10,946,8852Fox
5Pokemon 3: The Movie$502,5104%2,675--$188$987,8081Warner Bros.
6Heartbreakers (2001)$486,29314%2,708--$180$20,517,9483MGM
7Enemy at the Gates$345,27416%1,724--$200$28,117,6194Paramount
8Tomcats$308,83419%2,617--$118$6,973,7112Sony / Columbia
9Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon$292,89520%1,628-278$180$118,055,69818Sony Pictures Classics
10Exit Wounds$258,1479%2,260--$114$33,943,1994Warner Bros.