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 Sun, Jan. 25 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Jan. 25 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Butterfly Effect$4,142,477-40%2,605--$1,590$17,065,5801New Line
2Along Came Polly$3,728,590-51%2,99511$1,245$53,264,8432Universal
3The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King$2,117,603-33%2,558-445$828$337,823,1956New Line
4Big Fish$1,805,142-46%2,438-76$740$48,936,0147Sony / Columbia
5Cheaper by the Dozen$1,677,667-47%2,810-215$597$122,531,4965Fox
6Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!$1,481,641-54%2,711--$547$7,320,0581DreamWorks
7Cold Mountain$1,301,506-46%2,8020$464$72,585,0255Miramax
8Torque$1,172,148-42%2,4630$476$17,278,9232Warner Bros.
9Mystic River$1,012,218-37%1,3271194$763$58,780,19715Warner Bros.
10Something's Gotta Give$957,966-52%2,143-359$447$107,050,7947Sony / Columbia