'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, Jul. 5 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jul. 5 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Men in Black II$19,821,59020%3,557--$5,573$54,914,4271Sony / Columbia
2Mr. Deeds$6,622,70492%3,2310$2,050$61,823,8722Sony / Columbia
3Lilo & Stitch$4,596,42257%3,2220$1,427$94,976,8863Disney
4Minority Report$4,288,62940%2,729-272$1,572$88,852,7563Fox
5Like Mike$4,089,86339%2,410--$1,697$10,929,1781Fox
6The Bourne Identity$3,102,59743%2,512-151$1,235$82,965,6834Universal
7Scooby-Doo$2,453,68072%3,257-190$753$132,957,7264Warner Bros.
8The Sum of All Fears$1,253,16541%1,592-894$787$109,261,5366Paramount
9The Powerpuff Girls Movie$1,249,64023%2,340--$534$3,794,0621Warner Bros.
10Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood$1,023,39864%1,792-375$571$58,995,5475Warner Bros.