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 Tue, Apr. 22 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Apr. 22 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Anger Management$2,103,913-20%3,57019$589$84,784,1892Sony / Columbia
2Holes$1,711,387-34%2,331--$734$20,605,8771Disney
3Malibu's Most Wanted$917,864-32%2,503--$367$14,889,8031Warner Bros.
4Bulletproof Monk$702,716-24%2,955--$238$13,379,4021MGM
5What a Girl Wants$558,441-33%2,930-34$191$28,617,5893Warner Bros.
6Phone Booth$507,314-13%2,447-42$207$36,213,5683Fox
7Bringing Down the House$320,020-16%2,284-546$140$123,380,5187Disney
8Chicago$291,665-6%1,711-403$170$161,366,29517Miramax
9A Man Apart$275,845-18%2,174-321$127$23,380,1473New Line
10Agent Cody Banks$219,034-16%1,480-527$148$45,123,0146MGM