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 Sat, Mar. 12 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Mar. 12 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Robots$15,461,83756%3,776--$4,095$25,359,7831Fox
2The Pacifier$8,168,41066%3,16635$2,580$49,419,9152Disney
3Be Cool$4,432,34341%3,2160$1,378$35,692,2262MGM
4Hostage$4,172,67529%2,123--$1,965$7,409,3591Miramax
5Hitch$4,042,69155%2,975-463$1,359$147,701,4145Sony / Columbia
6Million Dollar Baby$2,448,54176%2,37525$1,031$82,753,13513Warner Bros.
7Diary of a Mad Black Woman$2,305,39970%1,605-98$1,436$42,802,2443Lionsgate
8Constantine$1,666,18657%2,170-588$768$65,409,2364Warner Bros.
9Man of the House (2005)$787,48040%1,903-519$414$16,102,2263Sony / Columbia
10Cursed$700,17541%1,687-1118$415$17,397,9953Miramax / Dimension