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 Tue, Jun. 4 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Jun. 4 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Sum of All Fears$3,153,830-6%3,183--$991$37,694,8741Paramount
2Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones$2,278,8023%3,1610$721$236,817,5393Fox
3Spider-Man$1,652,17310%3,646-230$453$356,982,6715Sony / Columbia
4Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron$1,366,70315%3,36245$407$41,302,9462DreamWorks
5Insomnia (2002)$1,142,1676%2,6100$438$43,832,3272Warner Bros.
6Undercover Brother$1,127,572-2%2,167--$520$14,313,1591Universal
7Enough$801,11315%2,6230$305$28,644,8922Sony / Columbia
8About a Boy$534,86224%1,7567$305$28,812,5873Universal
9Unfaithful$393,38316%1,701-700$231$46,407,1554Fox
10The New Guy$185,58610%1,676-698$111$27,174,1294Sony / Columbia