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 Mon, Nov. 18 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Nov. 18 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets$5,321,727-78%3,682--$1,445$93,679,5051Warner Bros.
28 Mile$1,186,795-73%2,49626$475$85,627,4372Universal
3The Ring$606,295-74%2,882-45$210$101,293,8065DreamWorks
4The Santa Clause 2$527,989-88%3,346-6$158$83,045,7113Disney
5Half Past Dead$431,079-76%2,113--$204$8,251,3501Sony / Columbia
6My Big Fat Greek Wedding$277,608-77%1,812-163$153$186,460,16031IFC Films
7jackass: the movie$273,925-70%2,413-119$114$59,622,8024Paramount
8I Spy$202,928-76%2,611-571$78$30,936,3933Sony / Columbia
9Femme Fatale$112,465-63%1,0660$106$5,802,9572Warner Bros.
10Sweet Home Alabama$102,681-78%1,469-535$70$121,986,7928Disney