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 Fri, Oct. 25 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Oct. 25 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1jackass: the movie$9,715,179--2,509--$3,872$9,715,1791Paramount
2The Ring$6,086,218271%2,634653$2,311$26,990,4692DreamWorks
3Ghost Ship$4,088,118--2,787--$1,467$4,088,1181Warner Bros.
4Sweet Home Alabama$2,132,362251%3,182-100$670$102,908,6705Disney
5My Big Fat Greek Wedding$1,900,949242%1,967-47$966$159,978,05728IFC Films
6Red Dragon$1,529,397172%2,886-421$530$81,783,7914Universal
7The Transporter$912,534168%1,884-726$484$19,571,7133Fox
8Abandon$858,148279%2,3476$366$6,882,5972Paramount
9Tuck Everlasting$817,756239%1,46012$560$12,236,1683Disney
10Brown Sugar$809,999226%1,146-232$707$20,372,3743Fox Searchlight