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 Fri, Sep. 2 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Sep. 2 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Transporter 2$5,573,489--3,303--$1,687$5,573,4891Fox
2The 40-Year-Old Virgin$3,452,545146%2,90133$1,190$58,802,3473Universal
3The Constant Gardener$2,251,464184%1,346--$1,673$3,973,0071Focus
4Red Eye$2,061,022178%3,13443$658$38,139,4493DreamWorks
5The Brothers Grimm$1,812,897107%3,09811$585$21,515,9002Miramax / Dimension
6Four Brothers$1,210,738130%2,435-214$497$59,198,0214Paramount
7Wedding Crashers$1,162,744124%2,416-321$481$191,162,1128New Line
8March of the Penguins$890,499113%2,506112$355$58,894,07011Warner Independent
9The Skeleton Key$844,760153%2,414-370$350$40,580,3504Universal
10The Cave$764,547101%2,1950$348$8,779,7232Sony / Screen Gems