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 Mon, Mar. 8 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Mar. 8 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Passion of the Christ$5,003,598-72%3,170127$1,578$218,894,0402Newmarket
2Starsky & Hutch$2,010,744-71%3,185--$631$30,114,3491Warner Bros.
3Hidalgo$1,297,263-74%3,063--$424$20,126,4971Disney
450 First Dates$437,895-75%3,040-410$144$99,788,8424Sony / Columbia
5Twisted$371,858-71%2,7041$138$16,855,8232Paramount
6The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King$222,426-75%1,903791$117$368,437,71712New Line
7Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights$194,407-72%2,0420$95$10,348,9052Lions Gate
8Monster$179,517-67%1,082114$166$30,139,23311Newmarket
9Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen$161,638-85%2,180-323$74$21,963,2883Disney
10Eurotrip$145,301-63%1,602-942$91$15,843,2613DreamWorks