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 Fri, Jan. 11 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jan. 11 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Orange County$5,693,972--2,317--$2,457$5,693,9721Paramount
2A Beautiful Mind$4,466,677242%2,222367$2,010$47,664,8142Universal
3The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring$4,241,563204%3,3810$1,255$216,359,1694New Line
4Ocean's Eleven$2,442,044251%2,670-100$915$157,378,0006Warner Bros.
5Kate & Leopold$1,546,039230%2,4670$627$12,118,4393Miramax
6Vanilla Sky$1,510,251191%2,770-72$545$84,862,9145Paramount
7Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius$978,931298%2,810-341$348$64,538,1894Paramount
8Ali$966,137160%2,52175$383$52,176,5463Sony / Columbia
9Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone$768,860185%2,170-511$354$302,558,0069Warner Bros.
10How High$655,054171%1,237-36$530$25,833,5804Universal