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. 23 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Oct. 23 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Ring$1,390,153-5%1,981--$702$19,265,5521DreamWorks
2Red Dragon$594,317-12%3,307-56$180$79,692,2443Universal
3Sweet Home Alabama$557,774-9%3,282-31$170$100,169,4374Disney
4My Big Fat Greek Wedding$525,846-18%2,014-2$261$157,521,40727IFC Films
5The Transporter$349,605-14%2,61037$134$18,318,3272Fox
6White Oleander$293,934-8%1,5100$195$11,623,8632Warner Bros.
7Brown Sugar$240,763-10%1,3786$175$19,314,0122Fox Searchlight
8Abandon$224,693-16%2,341--$96$5,798,0961Paramount
9Formula 51$213,496-14%1,857--$115$3,515,3151Sony / Screen Gems
10Tuck Everlasting$210,10213%1,448263$145$11,177,0902Disney