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, Jun. 28 2001

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Jun. 28 2001LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Fast and the Furious$3,771,799-6%2,628--$1,435$57,813,1241Universal
2Dr. Dolittle 2$2,686,3492%3,049--$881$11,966,4161Fox
3Lara Croft, Tomb Raider$1,712,921-7%3,312--$517$55,311,7022Paramount
4Atlantis: The Lost Empire$1,648,525-1%3,071--$537$27,129,5512Disney
5Shrek$1,362,2873%3,007-310$453$220,435,3746DreamWorks
6Baby Boy$1,269,831-30%1,473--$862$3,082,3700Sony / Columbia
7Swordfish$779,221-1%2,660--$293$25,895,3743Warner Bros.
8Pearl Harbor$757,595-2%2,668-472$284$175,014,8675Disney
9Moulin Rouge!$519,253-2%1,585-499$328$45,576,6514Fox
10Evolution$433,6162%2,258-355$192$34,035,7023DreamWorks