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 Wed, Sep. 22 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Sep. 22 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow$752,423-14%3,170--$237$18,136,7121Paramount
2Resident Evil: Apocalypse$553,220-15%3,2840$168$38,876,4822Sony / Screen Gems
3Cellular$422,146-9%2,7490$154$21,011,0922New Line
4Wimbledon$407,624-13%2,034--$200$8,410,6091Universal
5Mr. 3000$397,090-7%2,736--$145$9,929,3091Disney
6Hero (2002)$218,085-10%1,926-249$113$46,776,6724Miramax
7Without a Paddle$196,321-9%2,610-144$75$50,927,2555Paramount
8Collateral$179,136-6%1,605-419$112$96,506,2017DreamWorks
9Napoleon Dynamite$138,1171%1,024103$135$33,764,89415Fox Searchlight
10The Bourne Supremacy$129,852-9%1,236-258$105$170,838,6239Universal