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 Fri, May. 23 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, May. 23 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Bruce Almighty$20,114,832--3,483--$5,775$20,114,8321Universal
2The Matrix Reloaded$10,328,45784%3,6030$2,867$174,199,8702Warner Bros.
3Daddy Day Care$3,277,141186%3,47264$944$58,418,7093Sony / Columbia
4X2: X-Men United$2,682,319115%3,067-423$875$181,639,6194Fox
5The In-Laws$2,012,657--2,652--$759$2,012,6571Warner Bros.
6Down with Love$1,135,45371%2,118-5$536$10,660,2203Fox
7The Lizzie McGuire Movie$796,372182%2,118-540$376$34,076,6514Disney
8Holes$583,96975%1,762-470$331$57,592,6886Disney
9Identity$561,29631%1,590-606$353$47,140,8155Sony / Columbia
10Anger Management$516,47950%1,809-667$286$129,962,2507Sony / Columbia