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 Thu, Feb. 24 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Feb. 24 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hitch$1,897,585-1%3,5750$531$101,009,1832Sony / Columbia
2Constantine$1,562,020-9%3,006--$520$38,931,0051Warner Bros.
3Because of Winn-Dixie$745,4196%3,188--$234$15,451,3271Fox
4Million Dollar Baby$611,739-2%2,10570$291$57,516,07910Warner Bros.
5Are We There Yet?$417,337-1%2,519-291$166$72,366,7825Sony / Columbia
6The Aviator (2004)$344,3560%1,710-486$201$89,935,1049Miramax
7Son of the Mask$338,807-5%2,966--$114$10,199,7281New Line
8Pooh's Heffalump Movie$311,268-4%2,5290$123$13,547,9622Disney
9Sideways$306,947-3%1,300-319$236$59,631,90418Fox Searchlight
10The Wedding Date$282,462-2%1,566-138$180$26,789,2743Universal