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. 19 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Feb. 19 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
150 First Dates$1,937,729-1%3,591--$540$51,311,8111Sony / Columbia
2Miracle$800,959-2%2,755150$291$42,552,6412Disney
3Barbershop 2: Back in Business$646,6424%2,7110$239$46,937,0662MGM
4The Butterfly Effect$325,369-1%2,288-231$142$50,246,1264New Line
5Catch That Kid$295,757-6%2,8481$104$13,332,8762Fox
6The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King$293,582-1%1,663-215$177$358,273,4589New Line
7Monster$278,390-9%1,093201$255$21,271,8278Newmarket
8Mystic River$273,573-2%1,3700$200$76,128,50718Warner Bros.
9You Got Served$264,8398%1,832-111$145$33,775,8513Sony / Screen Gems
10Along Came Polly$254,819-5%2,543-415$100$82,818,4025Universal