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, Mar. 18 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Mar. 18 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Ice Age$3,019,942-78%3,316--$911$49,331,3321Fox
2Resident Evil$1,346,135-67%2,528--$532$19,051,9701Sony / Screen Gems
3Showtime$952,777-73%2,917--$327$15,964,3691Warner Bros.
4The Time Machine$775,347-72%2,95814$262$40,712,7232DreamWorks
5We Were Soldiers$673,955-68%3,1430$214$53,097,4743Paramount
6All About the Benjamins$423,472-69%1,51914$279$18,105,9732New Line
740 Days and 40 Nights$378,681-60%2,312-87$164$30,191,8253Miramax
8A Beautiful Mind$321,365-62%1,533-260$210$149,530,73811Universal
9John Q.$275,856-65%2,019-363$137$65,469,3365New Line
10The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring$192,138-67%1,101-109$175$294,532,86813New Line