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, Mar. 7 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Mar. 7 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Pacifier$1,569,676-81%3,131--$501$32,122,0171Disney
2Be Cool$1,337,596-76%3,216--$416$24,788,2271MGM
3Hitch$734,488-73%3,438-133$214$138,739,5704Sony / Columbia
4Diary of a Mad Black Woman$638,604-76%1,703220$375$37,716,0432Lionsgate
5Million Dollar Baby$531,181-74%2,350225$226$77,141,11312Warner Bros.
6Constantine$514,236-70%2,758-248$186$61,168,3973Warner Bros.
7The Jacket$240,199-66%1,331--$180$2,964,0491Warner Independent
8Cursed$238,107-73%2,8050$85$15,523,0352Miramax / Dimension
9Because of Winn-Dixie$190,489-78%2,506-682$76$26,968,8963Fox
10Man of the House (2005)$185,928-77%2,4220$77$14,167,1132Sony / Columbia