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, Jan. 27 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jan. 27 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Darkness Falls$763,435-57%2,837--$269$12,789,3351Sony / Columbia
2National Security$552,834-53%2,7290$203$26,593,4572Sony / Columbia
3The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers$536,513-62%2,666-444$201$309,358,9496New Line
4Kangaroo Jack$517,634-83%2,84830$182$35,631,6352Warner Bros.
5Catch Me If You Can (2002)$474,919-52%2,776-274$171$145,441,8425DreamWorks
6Confessions of a Dangerous Mind$455,303-56%1,769--$257$6,606,4364Miramax
7About Schmidt$440,561-51%1,236290$356$36,491,3097New Line
8Just Married$405,899-59%2,705-64$150$43,760,8653Fox
9Gangs of New York$275,730-44%1,905-265$145$65,650,2596Miramax
10A Guy Thing$224,796-58%2,5205$89$12,525,1512MGM