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, Oct. 10 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Oct. 10 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Red Dragon$1,963,801-6%3,357--$585$45,622,8981Universal
2Sweet Home Alabama$1,333,98410%3,30310$404$70,450,2282Disney
3My Big Fat Greek Wedding$728,3465%1,971130$370$137,079,97825IFC Films
4The Tuxedo$506,1029%3,0220$167$29,992,0852DreamWorks
5Barbershop$370,70312%2,176125$170$61,445,1824MGM
6The Banger Sisters$320,361-3%2,518-221$127$25,585,7553Fox Searchlight
7The Four Feathers$181,2687%2,1870$83$16,195,8803Paramount
8One Hour Photo$147,5391%1,252-53$118$29,368,8917Fox Searchlight
9Signs$121,72718%1,537-246$79$223,833,44210Disney
10Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever$85,4005%1,507-1198$57$13,848,0123Warner Bros.