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 Wed, Jul. 3 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jul. 3 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Men in Black II$18,599,073--3,557--$5,229$18,599,0730Sony / Columbia
2Mr. Deeds$4,144,226-17%3,231--$1,283$51,745,9961Sony / Columbia
3Like Mike$3,893,480--2,310--$1,685$3,893,4800Fox
4Lilo & Stitch$3,310,903-7%3,22231$1,028$87,458,1192Disney
5Minority Report$2,607,857-3%2,800-201$931$81,493,5122Fox
6The Bourne Identity$1,745,83414%2,512-131$695$77,696,4413Universal
7The Powerpuff Girls Movie$1,526,520--2,290--$667$1,526,5200Warner Bros.
8Scooby-Doo$1,508,656-17%3,257-190$463$129,080,8303Warner Bros.
9Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood$723,563-16%1,792-518$404$57,347,8564Warner Bros.
10Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones$632,9412%1,177-930$538$288,162,2567Fox