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, Dec. 27 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Dec. 27 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Meet the Fockers$13,913,423-28%3,518--$3,955$84,432,0341Universal
2Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events$5,302,066-4%3,6233$1,463$64,713,0882Paramount
3Fat Albert$3,345,286-25%2,674--$1,251$13,367,3131Fox
4Ocean's Twelve$2,878,652-19%3,2900$875$89,481,7873Warner Bros.
5The Aviator (2004)$2,740,285-35%1,7961756$1,526$12,728,3561Miramax
6The Polar Express$2,359,4181%2,618-250$901$142,604,2107Warner Bros.
7Darkness$1,719,640-40%1,700--$1,012$7,883,6921Miramax / Dimension
8Spanglish$1,572,757-25%2,4413$644$19,757,2832Sony / Columbia
9National Treasure$1,524,345-8%2,201-571$693$142,590,4906Disney
10The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou$1,513,810-29%1,1051103$1,370$6,468,2043Disney