'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, Jun. 6 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jun. 6 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
12 Fast 2 Furious$19,664,045--3,408--$5,770$19,664,0451Universal
2Finding Nemo$12,304,87294%3,39117$3,629$109,760,8182Disney
3Bruce Almighty$6,707,840142%3,54957$1,890$155,786,6133Universal
4The Italian Job$3,812,716116%2,877244$1,325$30,651,1492Paramount
5The Matrix Reloaded$2,569,95383%3,225-228$797$241,165,9514Warner Bros.
6Daddy Day Care$1,210,367132%2,713-415$446$85,063,3665Sony / Columbia
7X2: X-Men United$843,37778%2,050-480$411$202,097,9966Fox
8Wrong Turn$785,94079%1,614-1$487$7,873,9732Fox
9The In-Laws$588,69666%2,047-605$288$16,509,4663Warner Bros.