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 Thu, May. 24 2001

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, May. 24 2001LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Shrek$3,419,32610%3,5873585$953$56,538,1681DreamWorks
2The Mummy Returns$1,226,83011%3,45251$355$151,646,5403Universal
3A Knight's Tale$805,25910%2,9800$270$8,286,5832Sony / Columbia
4Angel Eyes$676,805-5%2,375--$285$3,097,4101Warner Bros.
5Bridget Jones's Diary$412,9255%2,142-364$193$15,766,2576Miramax
6Along Came a Spider$202,861-5%1,908-572$106$16,727,8067Paramount
7Driven$168,4896%2,011-793$84$6,721,6214Warner Bros.
8Blow$163,163-14%1,133-369$144$15,334,1857New Line
9Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles$103,82114%1,993-173$52$4,027,1715Paramount
10Spy Kids$96,80218%2,035-564$48$46,405,1628Miramax / Dimension