'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. 29 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Jun. 29 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Mr. Deeds$12,828,816-10%3,231--$3,971$27,090,4261Sony / Columbia
2Minority Report$8,501,81131%3,0010$2,833$66,813,9822Fox
3Lilo & Stitch$8,163,36219%3,22231$2,534$70,575,1822Disney
4Scooby-Doo$4,858,01927%3,4470$1,409$120,264,2713Warner Bros.
5The Bourne Identity$4,460,01434%2,66320$1,675$69,492,1923Universal
6The Sum of All Fears$2,053,64041%2,486-551$826$104,024,6785Paramount
7Hey Arnold! The Movie$1,995,649-9%2,527--$790$4,198,3391Paramount
8Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones$1,459,37648%1,801-306$810$285,026,2077Fox
10Spider-Man$1,252,85939%1,810-468$692$394,897,6119Sony / Columbia