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, Jul. 31 2000

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jul. 31 2000LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Nutty Professor II: The Klumps$4,636,662-62%3,242--$1,430$47,154,4431Universal
2What Lies Beneath$3,051,516-57%2,82512$1,080$72,404,6462DreamWorks
3X-Men$1,702,040-57%3,107-5$548$124,641,8073Fox
4Scary Movie$1,110,647-58%3,256-45$341$133,884,3394Miramax / Dimension
5The Perfect Storm$906,592-63%3,093-110$293$158,968,3075Warner Bros.
6Disney's The Kid$834,129-48%2,328-15$358$52,996,6514Disney
7Pokemon: The Movie 2000$825,626-57%2,7520$300$33,885,9312Warner Bros.
8Thomas and the Magic Railroad$603,048-57%2,106--$286$7,122,5041Destination
9The Patriot$530,249-61%2,329-422$228$101,732,0175Sony / Columbia
10Loser$484,858-44%2,0160$241$12,534,2992Sony / Columbia