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. 25 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Feb. 25 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Diary of a Mad Black Woman$7,380,089--1,483--$4,976$7,380,0891Lionsgate
2Hitch$6,425,913239%3,571-4$1,799$107,435,0963Sony / Columbia
3Cursed$3,679,452--2,805--$1,312$3,679,4521Miramax / Dimension
4Constantine$3,679,272136%3,0060$1,224$42,610,2772Warner Bros.
5Man of the House (2005)$2,976,696--2,422--$1,229$2,976,6961Sony / Columbia
6Million Dollar Baby$1,906,490212%2,12520$897$59,422,56911Warner Bros.
7Because of Winn-Dixie$1,847,974148%3,1880$580$17,299,3012Fox
8Are We There Yet?$1,060,537154%2,242-277$473$73,427,3196Sony / Columbia
9The Aviator (2004)$980,199185%1,579-131$621$90,915,30310Miramax
10Sideways$951,517210%1,229-71$774$60,583,42119Fox Searchlight