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 Tue, Feb. 12 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Feb. 12 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Collateral Damage$1,034,132-3%2,824--$366$17,162,5051Warner Bros.
2A Beautiful Mind$610,12941%2,220-30$275$114,318,6626Universal
3Black Hawk Down$563,9262%2,964-179$190$87,834,2524Sony / Columbia
4The Count of Monte Cristo (2002)$465,1185%2,199-12$212$33,269,1403Disney
5Rollerball$401,725-14%2,762--$145$9,882,0091MGM
6I Am Sam$395,19322%1,450147$273$24,292,8287New Line
7Big Fat Liar$380,590-40%2,531--$150$12,567,3521Universal
8The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring$331,80127%1,706-603$194$272,010,0768New Line
9The Mothman Prophecies$314,0442%2,275-56$138$28,644,6303Sony / Screen Gems
10Snow Dogs$312,908-22%2,45414$128$60,630,6814Disney