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 Wed, Feb. 12 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Feb. 12 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Chicago$1,210,5577%1,8411218$658$66,897,7867Miramax
2How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days$1,168,589-10%2,923--$400$27,434,1041Paramount
3Shanghai Knights$798,343-11%2,753--$290$22,343,4811Disney
4The Recruit$580,104-6%2,3760$244$31,588,2122Disney
5Final Destination 2$487,795-10%2,8340$172$29,474,5492New Line
6About Schmidt$285,5374%1,2404$230$47,559,7189New Line
7Deliver Us from Eva$258,130-21%1,139--$227$7,598,1971Focus
8The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers$252,646-3%1,680-495$150$321,601,5138New Line
9Kangaroo Jack$211,12510%2,8480$74$53,718,7574Warner Bros.
10Catch Me If You Can (2002)$203,516-3%1,744-572$117$157,014,1007DreamWorks