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, Apr. 17 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Apr. 17 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Changing Lanes$1,079,791-13%2,613--$413$20,680,4961Paramount
2Panic Room$618,258-12%3,11966$198$77,808,9423Sony / Columbia
3The Sweetest Thing$554,786-22%2,670--$208$11,271,1301Sony / Columbia
4The Rookie (2002)$531,7088%2,520-4$211$46,835,7893Disney
5Ice Age$512,010-1%3,011-189$170$153,208,4265Fox
6High Crimes$490,437-10%2,74730$179$26,528,1122Fox
7Blade II$342,988-12%2,174-387$158$75,356,8834New Line
8Frailty$280,990-14%1,497--$188$5,133,6361Lionsgate
9National Lampoon's Van Wilder$278,758-25%2,10482$132$14,528,9082Artisan
10Clockstoppers$240,62010%2,512-51$96$28,789,3893Paramount