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, Nov. 14 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Nov. 14 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
18 Mile$2,320,664-7%2,470--$940$65,096,2201Universal
2The Ring$844,8938%2,927119$289$90,024,9174DreamWorks
3The Santa Clause 2$844,8318%3,3522$252$67,415,1672Disney
4jackass: the movie$472,6994%2,5322$187$55,474,6413Paramount
5I Spy$386,084-1%3,1820$121$26,928,3132Sony / Columbia
6My Big Fat Greek Wedding$380,9060%1,975-2$193$181,465,73930IFC Films
7Sweet Home Alabama$202,7043%2,004-437$101$119,650,3457Disney
8Femme Fatale$193,755-7%1,0660$182$4,443,7231Warner Bros.
9Ghost Ship$179,740-5%2,361-426$76$27,137,6513Warner Bros.
10Punch-Drunk Love$156,663-1%1,29341$121$15,288,0955Sony / Columbia