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, Apr. 23 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Apr. 23 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
113 Going on 30$7,382,105--3,438--$2,147$7,382,1051Sony / Columbia
2Man on Fire (2004)$7,331,52235194%2,980--$2,460$7,372,0791Fox
3Kill Bill Vol. 2$3,209,462108%3,073102$1,044$35,764,0802Miramax
4The Punisher$1,912,347109%2,6490$722$19,795,1492Lionsgate
5Hellboy$868,344156%2,218-679$391$52,558,2094Sony / Columbia
6Home on the Range$846,271158%2,481-254$341$39,827,3834Disney
7Walking Tall$807,931163%2,201-243$367$38,677,7754MGM
8Johnson Family Vacation$790,942229%1,259-67$628$22,736,2223Fox Searchlight
9Ella Enchanted$782,722189%2,149210$364$15,330,7843Miramax
10Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed$754,655152%2,420-390$312$74,137,2255Warner Bros.