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 Sun, Apr. 18 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Apr. 18 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Kill Bill Vol. 2$5,995,368-28%2,971--$2,018$25,106,1321Miramax
2The Punisher$3,485,501-33%2,649--$1,316$13,836,0251Lionsgate
3Home on the Range$1,605,734-33%2,735-323$587$37,779,8893Disney
4Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed$1,586,786-31%2,810-320$565$72,311,5954Warner Bros.
5Johnson Family Vacation$1,442,656-48%1,3269$1,088$20,978,8462Fox Searchlight
6Hellboy$1,326,753-54%2,897-146$458$50,308,2513Sony / Columbia
7The Passion of the Christ$1,231,785-27%2,848-392$433$360,764,6888Newmarket
8Walking Tall$1,171,260-41%2,444-392$479$36,632,8463MGM
9Ella Enchanted$1,115,529-39%1,9398$575$13,615,2522Miramax
10The Alamo (2004)$1,092,479-39%2,6090$419$16,403,2082Disney