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, Feb. 18 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Feb. 18 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Constantine$10,882,776--3,006--$3,620$10,882,7761Warner Bros.
2Hitch$9,162,285245%3,5750$2,563$67,476,9942Sony / Columbia
3Because of Winn-Dixie$2,823,192--3,188--$886$2,823,1921Fox
4Son of the Mask$1,908,360--2,966--$643$1,908,3601New Line
5Million Dollar Baby$1,607,932183%2,10570$764$49,119,04510Warner Bros.
6Boogeyman$1,601,845211%2,572-480$623$37,250,7733Sony / Screen Gems
7Are We There Yet?$1,513,352324%2,519-291$601$64,522,5855Sony / Columbia
8The Wedding Date$1,135,605183%1,566-138$725$22,552,9143Universal
9The Aviator (2004)$964,805169%1,710-486$564$84,945,1419Miramax
10Sideways$902,867183%1,300-319$695$55,127,82518Fox Searchlight