'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 Sun, Jun. 15 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Jun. 15 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Finding Nemo$8,525,113-25%3,42534$2,489$191,490,6443Disney
22 Fast 2 Furious$4,939,463-33%3,41810$1,445$83,584,3482Universal
3Bruce Almighty$3,929,414-33%3,477-72$1,130$193,820,9394Universal
4Hollywood Homicide$2,960,518-31%2,840--$1,042$11,112,8861Sony / Columbia
5The Italian Job$2,788,300-30%2,697-180$1,034$55,406,8633Paramount
6Rugrats Go Wild$2,583,650-41%3,041--$850$11,556,5211Paramount
7Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd$2,428,001-35%2,609--$931$10,847,2071New Line
8The Matrix Reloaded$1,827,788-23%2,350-875$778$257,491,2715Warner Bros.
9Daddy Day Care$711,886-16%1,982-731$359$92,327,1506Sony / Columbia
10X2: X-Men United$569,450-17%1,316-734$433$207,305,8177Fox