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, May. 13 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, May. 13 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Spider-Man$5,211,640-75%3,6150$1,442$228,251,6472Sony / Columbia
2Unfaithful$1,469,995-63%2,617--$562$15,588,1901Fox
3The New Guy$548,337-72%2,687--$204$9,556,4551Sony / Columbia
4The Scorpion King$387,048-74%3,219-247$120$81,322,7444Universal
5Changing Lanes$309,939-72%2,510-132$123$57,626,9975Paramount
6Murder by Numbers$208,306-72%2,116-449$98$27,669,6894Warner Bros.
7Deuces Wild$168,896--1,4800$114$3,774,2462MGM
8The Rookie (2002)$159,637-84%2,117-234$75$68,393,5337Disney
9Life or Something Like It$127,687-68%1,866-741$68$13,330,2513Fox
10Panic Room$125,316-72%1,350-477$93$95,666,5847Sony / Columbia