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. 26 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Feb. 26 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Passion of the Christ$14,781,114-44%3,006--$4,917$41,337,7050Newmarket
250 First Dates$1,008,4850%3,61221$279$76,119,7442Sony / Columbia
3Eurotrip$447,424-2%2,512--$178$8,707,4501DreamWorks
4Miracle$366,0505%2,525-230$145$51,862,0433Disney
5Welcome to Mooseport$324,811-8%2,868--$113$8,260,6861Fox
6Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen$324,67414%2,503--$130$10,558,6821Disney
7Barbershop 2: Back in Business$287,7821%2,229-482$129$54,450,3483MGM
8Monster$228,535-9%1,087-6$210$24,814,3899Newmarket
9Mystic River$224,706-4%1,352-18$166$80,166,47319Warner Bros.
10The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King$198,7546%1,407-256$141$361,945,51910New Line