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 Thu, Mar. 2 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Mar. 2 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Tyler Perry's Madea's Family Reunion$1,001,858-7%2,194--$457$35,099,2871Lionsgate
2Eight Below$841,40914%3,0726$274$48,500,1292Disney
3The Pink Panther (2006)$504,39717%3,313-164$152$62,784,8263Sony / Columbia
4Date Movie$441,97911%2,8982$153$35,578,8522Fox
5Firewall$404,1038%2,740-100$147$38,909,0193Warner Bros.
6Final Destination 3$364,8972%2,726-154$134$46,488,8453New Line
7Curious George$351,5448%2,60937$135$44,781,7783Universal
8Brokeback Mountain$286,43614%1,359-241$211$76,431,48512Focus
9Running Scared$274,8240%1,611--$171$4,590,4091New Line
10Freedomland$223,8002%2,3610$95$11,671,7952Sony / Columbia