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. 21 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Mar. 21 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Ring Two$2,354,350-67%3,332--$707$37,419,7211DreamWorks
2Robots$1,842,325-71%3,7760$488$67,910,7112Fox
3The Pacifier$1,154,013-66%3,18115$363$73,422,8503Disney
4Hitch$619,018-61%2,703-272$229$159,945,9456Sony / Columbia
5Hostage$616,058-64%2,18360$282$20,121,7462Miramax
6Ice Princess$612,769-67%2,501--$245$7,420,5771Disney
7Be Cool$536,905-66%2,660-556$202$47,811,7313MGM
8Million Dollar Baby$377,061-64%2,210-165$171$90,331,93914Warner Bros.
9Constantine$262,808-62%1,670-500$157$70,646,9095Warner Bros.
10Diary of a Mad Black Woman$205,383-65%1,279-326$161$47,875,6464Lionsgate