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, Apr. 26 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Apr. 26 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Interpreter$1,668,969-2%2,758--$605$26,200,9181Universal
2The Amityville Horror (2005)$916,791-10%3,3230$276$45,252,3692MGM
3Sahara (2005)$542,376-5%3,20046$169$50,062,3843Paramount
4A Lot Like Love$467,487-4%2,502--$187$8,530,9101Disney
5Kung Fu Hustle$460,948-10%2,503--$184$8,242,5973Sony Pictures Classics
6Sin City$339,925-1%2,343-659$145$67,957,8074Miramax / Dimension
7Fever Pitch (2005)$291,736-9%2,875-400$101$32,122,8083Fox
8Guess Who$214,581-3%2,484-515$86$62,827,3335Sony / Columbia
9Robots$148,834-26%2,072-404$72$120,636,9857Fox
10King's Ransom$126,827-13%1,508--$84$2,412,7441New Line