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, Aug. 29 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Aug. 29 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Signs$1,307,2801%3,453109$379$178,538,9914Disney
2My Big Fat Greek Wedding$1,108,6278%1,329265$834$54,272,94519IFC Films
3XXX$1,052,0680%3,517129$299$110,769,2693Sony / Columbia
4Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams$859,5548%3,3070$260$62,058,6823Miramax / Dimension
5Austin Powers in Goldmember$622,9091%2,805-308$222$195,961,3655New Line
6Blue Crush$541,730-12%3,01513$180$29,141,5422Universal
7Serving Sara$372,029-13%2,154--$173$7,561,7341Paramount
8Simone$318,558-12%1,920--$166$5,258,1061New Line
9Road to Perdition$306,0432%1,863-51$164$95,810,7157DreamWorks
10Undisputed$304,0765%1,102--$276$5,869,3541Miramax