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 Sun, Mar. 13 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Mar. 13 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Robots$10,686,121-31%3,776--$2,830$36,045,9041Fox
2The Pacifier$5,057,004-38%3,16635$1,597$54,476,9192Disney
3Hostage$2,807,408-33%2,123--$1,322$10,216,7671Miramax
4Be Cool$2,684,033-39%3,2160$835$38,376,2592MGM
5Hitch$2,139,707-47%2,975-463$719$149,841,1215Sony / Columbia
6Million Dollar Baby$1,311,509-46%2,37525$552$84,064,64413Warner Bros.
7Diary of a Mad Black Woman$1,218,345-47%1,605-98$759$44,020,5893Lionsgate
8Constantine$1,111,530-33%2,170-588$512$66,520,7664Warner Bros.
9Because of Winn-Dixie$431,072-30%1,702-804$253$29,016,0714Fox
10Man of the House (2005)$419,903-47%1,903-519$221$16,522,1293Sony / Columbia