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 Sun, Feb. 10 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Feb. 10 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Collateral Damage$4,079,944-34%2,824--$1,445$15,059,9731Warner Bros.
2Big Fat Liar$3,758,912-29%2,531--$1,485$11,554,7551Universal
3Snow Dogs$2,395,573-29%2,4540$976$59,914,2854Disney
4Black Hawk Down$2,274,482-38%2,964-179$767$86,718,5874Sony / Columbia
5Rollerball$2,096,809-44%2,762--$759$9,014,8821MGM
6The Count of Monte Cristo (2002)$1,765,362-39%2,199-12$803$32,359,5733Disney
7A Beautiful Mind$1,687,712-44%2,220-30$760$113,274,6956Universal
8A Walk to Remember$1,324,925-46%2,311-109$573$30,299,0833Warner Bros.
9I Am Sam$1,294,788-37%1,450147$893$23,574,5317New Line
10The Mothman Prophecies$1,269,131-42%2,275-56$558$28,022,4243Sony / Screen Gems