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 Sat, May. 4 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, May. 4 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Spider-Man$43,622,70311%3,615--$12,067$83,029,2601Sony / Columbia
2The Scorpion King$3,933,18033%3,46516$1,135$72,094,6173Universal
3Changing Lanes$2,489,53347%2,6420$942$50,942,9094Paramount
4Murder by Numbers$1,630,41239%2,565-98$636$23,071,3063Warner Bros.
5The Rookie (2002)$1,464,15049%2,351-192$623$64,229,8846Disney
6Life or Something Like It$1,343,17910%2,6093$515$10,303,2872Fox
7Ice Age$1,102,22179%2,137-457$516$168,378,6238Fox
8Deuces Wild$1,003,262-2%1,480--$678$2,024,2511MGM
9Jason X$993,09629%1,8791$529$9,703,1052New Line
10Panic Room$967,90642%1,827-636$530$92,971,5016Sony / Columbia