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 Sat, May. 3 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, May. 3 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1X2: X-Men United$32,000,4942%3,741--$8,554$63,247,5441Fox
2The Lizzie McGuire Movie$7,180,73426%2,825--$2,542$12,878,0761Disney
3Identity$4,013,77532%2,7330$1,469$27,818,1132Sony / Columbia
4Anger Management$3,764,24539%3,471-185$1,084$113,342,8134Sony / Columbia
5Holes$3,003,12850%2,40253$1,250$43,458,6293Disney
6Malibu's Most Wanted$1,766,23330%2,340-163$755$28,056,6143Warner Bros.
7Confidence$1,115,87546%1,8710$596$7,850,5102Lionsgate
8It Runs in the Family (2003)$753,35161%1,2070$624$4,801,4982MGM
9Phone Booth$646,08139%1,196-917$540$42,179,2105Fox
10Bulletproof Monk$598,47827%1,894-1061$316$21,176,2213MGM