'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 Thu, May. 30 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, May. 30 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones$3,272,5212%3,1610$1,035$211,320,1982Fox
2Spider-Man$2,004,7148%3,876261$517$339,505,3094Sony / Columbia
3Insomnia (2002)$1,822,3931%2,610--$698$31,667,4101Warner Bros.
4Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron$1,459,1766%3,317--$440$27,447,4371DreamWorks
5Enough$993,2520%2,623--$379$20,340,4191Sony / Columbia
6About a Boy$681,3257%1,749542$390$23,721,5832Universal
8The New Guy$346,4817%2,374-313$146$25,404,8513Sony / Columbia
9Changing Lanes$129,77611%1,258-900$103$64,700,8447Paramount
10The Scorpion King$114,707-6%1,524-1031$75$88,282,2106Universal