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, Apr. 5 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Apr. 5 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hellboy$1,872,644-68%3,028--$618$25,044,6981Sony / Columbia
2The Passion of the Christ$1,291,310-68%3,408194$379$332,151,4676Newmarket
3Walking Tall$1,255,900-68%2,836--$443$16,757,1631MGM
4Home on the Range$1,209,244-71%3,047--$397$15,088,9521Disney
5Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed$1,141,334-75%3,3120$345$50,889,8462Warner Bros.
6The Prince and Me$751,781-65%2,682--$280$10,157,5121Paramount
7The Ladykillers$515,307-71%1,5874$325$24,000,6422Disney
8Dawn of the Dead (2004)$471,944-61%2,357-391$200$52,228,4843Universal
9Jersey Girl$422,621-65%1,821301$232$16,253,2022Miramax
10Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind$319,890-65%1,120-237$286$22,242,7213Focus