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 Thu, Jul. 11 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Jul. 11 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Men in Black II$4,358,111-11%3,5570$1,225$108,279,1901Sony / Columbia
2Mr. Deeds$2,074,281-9%3,2310$642$83,132,7692Sony / Columbia
3Lilo & Stitch$1,724,995-7%3,2220$535$110,384,8513Disney
4Like Mike$1,400,644-5%2,410100$581$24,889,7431Fox
5Minority Report$1,330,825-7%2,729-71$488$102,922,9953Fox
6The Bourne Identity$1,004,744-7%2,5120$400$93,263,6054Universal
7Scooby-Doo$882,187-5%3,2570$271$141,242,4324Warner Bros.
8Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood$543,9920%2,7921000$195$62,848,8255Warner Bros.
9The Powerpuff Girls Movie$428,176-10%2,34050$183$8,002,3641Warner Bros.
10The Sum of All Fears$336,768-4%1,5920$212$113,133,7516Paramount