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 Wed, Feb. 27 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Feb. 27 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1John Q.$716,894-14%2,50539$286$42,458,0762New Line
2Queen of the Damned$698,239-21%2,511--$278$17,317,4921Warner Bros.
3Dragonfly$564,110-15%2,507--$225$12,035,6951Universal
4Return to Never Land$395,0758%2,62621$150$28,425,7532Disney
5A Beautiful Mind$393,686-9%2,069-12$190$133,872,1288Universal
6Hart's War$352,648-7%2,4590$143$16,077,7012MGM
7Super Troopers$273,650-12%1,80525$152$13,373,3222Fox Searchlight
8Black Hawk Down$260,625-6%1,802-348$145$102,111,5306Sony / Columbia
9Collateral Damage$259,957-14%2,410-414$108$35,432,1623Warner Bros.
10The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring$254,198-11%1,5103$168$283,977,98410New Line