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 Tue, Mar. 29 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Mar. 29 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Guess Who$1,842,076-30%3,147--$585$25,159,6621Sony / Columbia
2Robots$1,584,624-40%3,431-345$462$91,513,7793Fox
3Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous$1,438,444-26%3,233--$445$20,469,6461Warner Bros.
4The Ring Two$1,099,963-29%3,3419$329$60,556,4892DreamWorks
5The Pacifier$977,657-39%3,102-79$315$88,417,7634Disney
6Ice Princess$581,297-39%2,5010$232$14,878,7052Disney
7Hitch$457,472-24%2,233-470$205$167,503,5397Sony / Columbia
8Hostage$423,215-20%1,977-206$214$27,159,0083Miramax
9Be Cool$290,888-21%1,883-777$154$52,999,1774MGM
10Million Dollar Baby$247,094-25%1,710-500$144$94,724,95315Warner Bros.