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, Feb. 29 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Feb. 29 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Passion of the Christ$27,860,192-16%3,043--$9,156$125,185,3961Newmarket
250 First Dates$2,922,904-49%3,450-162$847$88,686,1803Sony / Columbia
3Twisted$2,050,346-50%2,703--$759$8,904,7981Paramount
4Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen$1,720,193-42%2,5030$687$16,904,7652Disney
5Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights$1,225,425-48%2,042--$600$5,811,5851Lions Gate
6Miracle$1,053,094-51%2,222-491$474$56,331,7844Disney
7Eurotrip$1,005,071-40%2,54432$395$12,758,6582DreamWorks
8Barbershop 2: Back in Business$785,732-48%1,524-705$516$57,576,2454MGM
9Welcome to Mooseport$718,712-54%2,8680$251$11,539,7152Fox
10Broken Lizard's Club Dread$709,514-35%1,807--$393$3,035,8421Fox Searchlight