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. 22 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Mar. 22 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Dawn of the Dead (2004)$2,196,187-64%2,745--$800$28,918,2381Universal
2The Passion of the Christ$1,772,960-73%3,25029$546$297,281,7034Newmarket
3Taking Lives$1,002,871-65%2,705--$371$12,461,9071Warner Bros.
4Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind$803,482-63%1,353--$594$8,977,5921Focus
5Starsky & Hutch$792,072-69%3,1850$249$68,256,1863Warner Bros.
6Hidalgo$655,351-72%2,929-136$224$49,072,9973Disney
7Secret Window$624,209-71%3,0180$207$33,400,8152Sony / Columbia
8Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London$347,344-80%2,9730$117$17,672,5632MGM
950 First Dates$309,882-69%2,153-433$144$113,389,8076Sony / Columbia
10The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King$120,965-69%1,021-286$118$373,485,53414New Line