'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, May. 3 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, May. 3 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Spider-Man$39,406,557--3,615--$10,901$39,406,5571Sony / Columbia
2The Scorpion King$2,946,494235%3,46516$850$68,161,4373Universal
3Changing Lanes$1,699,105246%2,6420$643$48,453,3764Paramount
4Life or Something Like It$1,220,012264%2,6093$468$8,960,1082Fox
5Murder by Numbers$1,171,203159%2,565-98$457$21,440,8943Warner Bros.
6Deuces Wild$1,020,989--1,480--$690$1,020,9891MGM
7The Rookie (2002)$984,975277%2,351-192$419$62,765,7346Disney
8Jason X$771,765183%1,8791$411$8,710,0092New Line
9Panic Room$679,788150%1,827-636$372$92,003,5956Sony / Columbia
10Ice Age$614,914201%2,137-457$288$167,276,4028Fox