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, Feb. 21 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Feb. 21 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hitch$5,375,840-40%3,5750$1,504$95,045,9352Sony / Columbia
2Constantine$3,855,682-51%3,006--$1,283$33,624,2511Warner Bros.
3Because of Winn-Dixie$3,010,111-3%3,188--$944$13,218,4471Fox
4Are We There Yet?$1,766,011-12%2,519-291$701$71,058,8645Sony / Columbia
5Son of the Mask$1,588,486-34%2,966--$536$9,102,0901New Line
6Million Dollar Baby$1,332,198-39%2,10570$633$55,653,43210Warner Bros.
7Pooh's Heffalump Movie$1,196,561-16%2,5290$473$12,576,8422Disney
8The Aviator (2004)$769,993-41%1,710-486$450$88,907,2239Miramax
9Boogeyman$766,886-48%2,572-480$298$41,726,8193Sony / Screen Gems
10The Wedding Date$657,496-40%1,566-138$420$25,927,1843Universal