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, Jun. 4 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jun. 4 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Finding Nemo$6,724,943-6%3,374--$1,993$91,105,3971Disney
2Bruce Almighty$2,828,822-11%3,4929$810$146,302,1812Universal
3The Italian Job$1,795,685-12%2,633--$682$25,076,7551Paramount
4The Matrix Reloaded$1,383,593-15%3,453-150$401$237,188,8283Warner Bros.
5Daddy Day Care$502,826-2%3,128-344$161$83,331,6324Sony / Columbia
6X2: X-Men United$460,535-9%2,397-569$192$200,779,7555Fox
7Wrong Turn$457,961-12%1,615--$284$6,650,0221Fox
8The In-Laws$366,075-4%2,6520$138$15,566,3702Warner Bros.
9Down with Love$190,131-1%1,294-823$147$17,688,5374Fox
10Holes$153,1327%1,078-684$142$62,191,2737Disney