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 Tue, Apr. 30 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Apr. 30 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Scorpion King$1,052,9452%3,4495$305$63,404,9912Universal
2Changing Lanes$588,8525%2,6420$223$45,730,3263Paramount
3Murder by Numbers$524,53715%2,6630$197$19,341,9852Warner Bros.
4Life or Something Like It$425,3249%2,606--$163$7,035,9781Fox
5Jason X$333,162-13%1,878--$177$7,364,7321New Line
6Panic Room$312,81010%2,463-362$127$90,779,3235Sony / Columbia
7The Sweetest Thing$288,37727%2,124-546$136$21,798,6103Sony / Columbia
8The Rookie (2002)$250,121-5%2,54336$98$61,283,0805Disney
9High Crimes$236,67316%2,054-355$115$35,533,8984Fox
10Ice Age$214,8454%2,594-226$83$166,252,0717Fox