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 Thu, Jun. 13 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Jun. 13 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood$2,282,6460%2,507--$911$25,126,2651Warner Bros.
2The Sum of All Fears$2,138,6476%3,21835$665$71,014,8972Paramount
3Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones$1,574,5855%3,1610$498$261,312,3934Fox
4Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron$1,293,2528%3,3620$385$58,274,3723DreamWorks
5Spider-Man$1,191,4636%3,235-411$368$375,019,3036Sony / Columbia
6Bad Company (2002)$1,143,6796%2,944--$388$15,711,9781Disney
7Undercover Brother$846,59711%2,1692$390$26,930,9562Universal
8Insomnia (2002)$715,6812%2,458-152$291$54,900,3873Warner Bros.
9Enough$403,30439%2,388-235$169$35,366,0763Sony / Columbia
10About a Boy$356,0453%1,618-138$220$33,811,4554Universal