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 Thu, Apr. 25 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Apr. 25 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Scorpion King$1,532,803-5%3,444--$445$43,276,2691Universal
2Changing Lanes$635,651-4%2,64229$241$35,571,1312Paramount
3Murder by Numbers$606,264-7%2,663--$228$12,000,4361Warner Bros.
4Panic Room$365,8570%2,825-294$130$85,970,5804Sony / Columbia
5The Rookie (2002)$362,42421%2,507-13$145$55,162,9594Disney
6The Sweetest Thing$322,901-8%2,6700$121$18,378,4352Sony / Columbia
7Ice Age$309,01016%2,820-191$110$160,810,1316Fox
8High Crimes$264,8552%2,409-338$110$31,981,9963Fox
9Frailty$245,47048%1,4970$164$8,388,6542Lionsgate
10National Lampoon's Van Wilder$202,23814%1,806-298$112$17,772,4353Artisan