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 Fri, Mar. 12 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Mar. 12 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Passion of the Christ$7,959,22287%3,22151$2,471$240,339,6833Newmarket
2Secret Window$6,611,504--3,018--$2,191$6,611,5041Sony / Columbia
3Starsky & Hutch$5,006,226191%3,1850$1,572$40,489,5542Warner Bros.
4Hidalgo$3,257,311175%3,0652$1,063$27,031,7622Disney
5Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London$2,042,346--2,973--$687$2,042,3461MGM
650 First Dates$1,622,773215%2,586-454$628$102,900,1115Sony / Columbia
7Twisted$848,285119%2,208-496$384$18,902,1143Paramount
8Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen$670,311248%1,801-379$372$23,139,5684Disney
9The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King$486,749107%1,307-596$372$369,617,62013New Line
10Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights$439,403108%1,239-803$355$11,432,2553Lions Gate