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 Mon, Jan. 21 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jan. 21 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Snow Dogs$5,893,478-7%2,302--$2,560$23,707,0931Disney
2Black Hawk Down$5,016,090-42%3,1013085$1,618$35,472,6601Sony / Columbia
3A Beautiful Mind$2,959,406-22%2,2253$1,330$77,618,4003Universal
4The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring$2,794,595-34%3,266-115$856$248,212,0345New Line
5Orange County$1,605,392-43%2,3170$693$29,204,4912Paramount
6Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius$1,431,86329%2,506-304$571$74,137,1505Paramount
7Ocean's Eleven$1,041,187-40%2,6700$390$171,620,8057Warner Bros.
8Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone$866,582-12%1,851-319$468$309,816,44010Warner Bros.
9Kate & Leopold$682,012-30%2,381-86$286$20,858,4114Miramax
10Monsters, Inc.$628,96422%1,37461$458$249,915,92812Disney