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, Apr. 11 2001

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Apr. 11 2001LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Spy Kids$1,898,3859%3,133--$606$31,687,6252Miramax / Dimension
2Blow$1,338,793-15%2,249--$595$4,356,8151New Line
3Along Came a Spider$1,313,934-10%2,530--$519$4,099,6551Paramount
4Joe Dirt$1,304,762--2,638--$495$1,304,7620Sony / Columbia
5Kingdom Come$1,137,532--1,101--$1,033$1,137,5320Fox Searchlight
6Josie and the Pussycats$866,874--2,442--$355$866,8740Universal
7Pokemon 3: The Movie$468,768-7%2,675--$175$1,456,5761Warner Bros.
8Someone Like You$434,042-17%2,349--$185$11,380,9272Fox
9Heartbreakers (2001)$401,227-17%2,708--$148$20,919,1753MGM
10Enemy at the Gates$323,977-6%1,724--$188$28,441,5964Paramount