'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, Jun. 15 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Jun. 15 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Scooby-Doo$20,336,1746%3,447--$5,900$39,541,0191Warner Bros.
2The Bourne Identity$10,367,87320%2,638--$3,930$19,033,7601Universal
4The Sum of All Fears$5,528,29631%3,23012$1,712$80,749,0433Paramount
5Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones$3,720,09954%2,401-760$1,549$267,442,4895Fox
6Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood$3,697,70613%2,5070$1,475$32,102,6482Warner Bros.
7Spider-Man$3,011,36542%2,702-533$1,114$380,155,3687Sony / Columbia
8Bad Company (2002)$2,310,03220%2,9440$785$19,946,1552Disney
9Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron$2,155,26533%2,873-489$750$62,047,9304DreamWorks
10Undercover Brother$1,731,91220%1,832-337$945$30,110,4993Universal