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 Fri, May. 17 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, May. 17 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones$24,404,137-19%3,161--$7,720$54,545,6931Fox
2Spider-Man$11,837,646237%3,6150$3,275$252,374,9003Sony / Columbia
3Unfaithful$2,957,101170%2,6247$1,127$22,479,3152Fox
4About a Boy$2,613,298--1,207--$2,165$2,613,2981Universal
5The New Guy$2,062,710485%2,6870$768$12,890,7332Sony / Columbia
6Changing Lanes$822,700254%2,158-352$381$59,291,1626Paramount
7The Scorpion King$740,402215%2,555-664$290$83,021,5715Universal
8Murder by Numbers$463,462206%1,580-536$293$28,701,5015Warner Bros.
9The Rookie (2002)$462,480281%1,849-268$250$69,247,6878Disney
10Ice Age$193,825314%1,180-544$164$171,505,14410Fox