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. 25 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, May. 25 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones$18,560,76345%3,1610$5,872$172,653,1262Fox
2Spider-Man$11,308,89656%3,876261$2,918$316,382,2514Sony / Columbia
3Insomnia (2002)$7,792,20229%2,610--$2,986$13,831,5861Warner Bros.
4Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron$6,989,84153%3,317--$2,107$11,570,7571DreamWorks
5Enough$5,144,36313%2,623--$1,961$9,691,8821Sony / Columbia
6About a Boy$3,017,98840%1,749542$1,726$17,109,8822Universal
7Unfaithful$2,355,66642%2,401-223$981$37,456,0983Fox
8The New Guy$1,674,32927%2,374-313$705$21,957,5843Sony / Columbia
9Changing Lanes$650,40459%1,258-900$517$63,524,9307Paramount
10The Scorpion King$556,12362%1,524-1031$365$86,971,6296Universal