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, Apr. 8 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Apr. 8 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Panic Room$1,078,623-75%3,0530$353$59,588,6652Sony / Columbia
2High Crimes$870,712-72%2,717--$320$14,875,7681Fox
3Ice Age$601,608-84%3,200-133$188$141,260,1194Fox
4Blade II$598,475-70%2,561-146$234$68,300,6803New Line
5The Rookie (2002)$568,848-81%2,52413$225$35,517,9982Disney
6National Lampoon's Van Wilder$529,432-69%2,022--$262$7,833,7401Artisan
7Clockstoppers$238,652-87%2,56323$93$22,692,8502Paramount
8Big Trouble$205,900-75%1,961--$105$3,751,1831Disney
9We Were Soldiers$176,496--1,740-306$101$68,493,6286Paramount
10E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (2002 re-issue)$162,710-85%2,478-529$66$30,897,2943Universal