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, Sep. 3 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Sep. 3 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1My Big Fat Greek Wedding$1,019,591-73%1,619290$630$70,137,19420IFC Films
2Signs$875,389-76%3,437-16$255$196,457,0975Disney
3XXX$655,241-77%3,53619$185$124,533,4594Sony / Columbia
4fear dot com$448,932-67%2,550--$176$7,534,7361Warner Bros.
5Austin Powers in Goldmember$350,066-77%2,506-299$140$203,381,0956New Line
6Blue Crush$295,416-74%2,820-195$105$35,007,2243Universal
7Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams$275,532-87%3,250-57$85$70,453,6414Miramax / Dimension
8Serving Sara$241,798-75%2,17420$111$12,189,2952Paramount
9Road to Perdition$188,601-78%1,763-100$107$99,529,7708DreamWorks
10Undisputed$180,490-74%1,11715$162$9,262,0082Miramax