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, Aug. 27 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Aug. 27 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hero (2002)$6,700,435--2,031--$3,299$6,700,4351Miramax
2Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid$4,384,734--2,905--$1,509$4,384,7341Sony / Screen Gems
3Without a Paddle$2,673,203118%2,7300$979$21,831,0842Paramount
4The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement$2,340,86079%3,331-159$703$69,321,7343Disney
5Exorcist: The Beginning$2,208,57788%2,81310$785$26,293,8892Warner Bros.
6Collateral$1,813,34094%2,728-301$665$75,502,7764DreamWorks
7Open Water$1,390,29867%2,7090$513$19,368,2152Lionsgate
8Alien Vs. Predator$1,376,61155%2,880-521$478$68,642,4113Fox
9The Bourne Supremacy$1,340,413108%2,079-453$645$154,439,2266Universal
10Suspect Zero$1,076,920--1,500--$718$1,076,9201Paramount