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 Tue, Jul. 29 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Jul. 29 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Spy Kids 3D: Game Over$4,086,307-7%3,344--$1,222$41,899,7581Miramax / Dimension
2Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl$3,596,4180%3,41657$1,053$184,019,1893Disney
3Seabiscuit$2,754,560-1%1,989--$1,385$26,393,7971Universal
4Bad Boys II$2,653,693-8%3,20216$829$94,032,5412Sony / Columbia
5Lara Croft, Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life$2,509,655-5%3,222--$779$26,933,6961Paramount
6Finding Nemo$763,9649%2,025-455$377$314,582,9409Disney
7The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen$726,0853%2,532-470$287$54,355,4213Fox
8Johnny English$670,75113%2,2360$300$19,697,8422Universal
9Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines$638,9653%2,660-744$240$138,720,5844Warner Bros.
10How to Deal$458,682-4%2,3190$198$12,413,1332New Line