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 Sat, Apr. 20 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Apr. 20 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Scorpion King$14,275,80214%3,444--$4,145$26,829,0401Universal
2Changing Lanes$5,085,14559%2,64229$1,925$29,978,2182Paramount
3Murder by Numbers$4,012,25835%2,663--$1,507$6,979,8221Warner Bros.
4The Rookie (2002)$2,886,61260%2,507-13$1,151$52,073,2154Disney
5Panic Room$2,747,11055%2,825-294$972$82,937,1514Sony / Columbia
6Ice Age$2,609,29980%2,820-191$925$157,782,2816Fox
7The Sweetest Thing$2,147,79027%2,6700$804$15,646,1352Sony / Columbia
8High Crimes$1,824,75853%2,409-338$757$30,000,0113Fox
9Clockstoppers$1,307,04473%2,188-324$597$31,085,1964Paramount
10Blade II$918,59464%1,643-531$559$77,150,4855New Line