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 Fri, Jun. 28 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jun. 28 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Mr. Deeds$14,261,610--3,231--$4,414$14,261,6101Sony / Columbia
2Lilo & Stitch$6,842,72338%3,22231$2,124$62,411,8202Disney
3Minority Report$6,477,31780%3,0010$2,158$58,312,1712Fox
4Scooby-Doo$3,819,62636%3,4470$1,108$115,406,2523Warner Bros.
5The Bourne Identity$3,328,67284%2,66320$1,250$65,032,1783Universal
6Hey Arnold! The Movie$2,202,690--2,527--$872$2,202,6901Paramount
7The Sum of All Fears$1,458,93282%2,486-551$587$101,971,0385Paramount
8Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood$1,293,7119%2,167-143$597$52,634,3444Warner Bros.
9Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones$982,90340%1,801-306$546$283,566,8317Fox
10Windtalkers$970,60329%2,529-369$384$30,578,3823MGM