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 Wed, Oct. 2 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Oct. 2 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Sweet Home Alabama$2,043,225-11%3,293--$620$42,074,1691Disney
2My Big Fat Greek Wedding$725,915-12%1,841-12$394$125,367,78624IFC Films
3The Tuxedo$675,793-19%3,022--$224$17,313,7871DreamWorks
4The Banger Sisters$523,990-4%2,7391$191$20,318,5332Fox Searchlight
5Barbershop$505,675-5%2,051157$247$52,910,3143MGM
6The Four Feathers$272,137-7%2,187275$124$13,202,4362Paramount
7One Hour Photo$234,754-11%1,305-27$180$26,830,8286Fox Searchlight
8Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever$220,443-12%2,7050$81$12,286,3282Warner Bros.
9Signs$146,761-9%1,783-555$82$221,604,2989Disney
10Trapped$141,284-10%2,2270$63$6,153,6412Sony / Columbia