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. 29 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Mar. 29 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed$1,502,617-81%3,312--$454$30,941,3851Warner Bros.
2The Passion of the Christ$1,193,365-72%3,214-36$371$316,346,9765Newmarket
3The Ladykillers$982,960-67%1,583--$621$13,618,8651Disney
4Dawn of the Dead (2004)$810,338-70%2,7483$295$45,029,4952Universal
5Jersey Girl$576,336-72%1,520--$379$8,896,1481Miramax
6Taking Lives$556,309-67%2,7050$206$22,275,9812Warner Bros.
7Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind$483,508-64%1,3574$356$17,037,3102Focus
8Starsky & Hutch$450,742-68%2,985-200$151$77,274,6244Warner Bros.
9Hidalgo$398,671-71%2,667-262$149$56,823,9574Disney
10Secret Window$343,386-71%2,912-106$118$40,915,4043Sony / Columbia