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, Feb. 6 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Feb. 6 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Recruit$982,042-3%2,376--$413$20,594,3201Disney
2Final Destination 2$760,066-2%2,834--$268$19,493,6271New Line
3Biker Boyz$358,599-5%1,766--$203$11,782,3771DreamWorks
4About Schmidt$340,27910%1,2360$275$43,776,2548New Line
5Catch Me If You Can (2002)$322,372-2%2,316-460$139$153,453,6086DreamWorks
6The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers$320,7271%2,175-491$147$317,340,3507New Line
7Darkness Falls$302,35313%2,86528$106$22,985,8232Sony / Columbia
8Kangaroo Jack$261,7735%2,8480$92$46,932,9893Warner Bros.
9Just Married$217,7185%2,393-304$91$50,585,9324Fox
10National Security$194,029-1%2,494-235$78$33,172,3223Sony / Columbia