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 Mon, Jun. 23 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jun. 23 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hulk$6,112,663-63%3,660--$1,670$68,242,4631Universal
2Finding Nemo$2,732,514-59%3,404-21$803$231,285,8684Disney
32 Fast 2 Furious$1,256,626-59%3,140-278$400$104,145,7403Universal
4Bruce Almighty$1,122,449-58%3,074-403$365$211,669,4115Universal
5The Italian Job$841,164-60%2,095-602$402$68,478,5464Paramount
6Rugrats Go Wild$797,960-62%3,0410$262$24,596,6602Paramount
7Alex & Emma$669,573-56%2,310--$290$6,780,8661Warner Bros.
8Hollywood Homicide$652,519-60%2,8400$230$22,214,7402Sony / Columbia
9Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd$637,952-49%2,6090$245$20,659,9152New Line
10The Matrix Reloaded$488,695-60%1,850-500$264$264,893,7606Warner Bros.