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 Fri, Jun. 11 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jun. 11 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban$11,340,14566%3,8550$2,942$134,405,9152Warner Bros.
2The Chronicles of Riddick$9,897,620--2,757--$3,590$9,897,6201Universal
3The Stepford Wives$7,873,193--3,057--$2,575$7,873,1931Paramount
4Garfield$7,738,342--3,094--$2,501$7,738,3421Fox
5Shrek 2$7,465,27576%3,843-288$1,943$337,484,1614DreamWorks
6The Day After Tomorrow$4,668,52786%3,210-234$1,454$143,276,2083Fox
7Raising Helen$1,242,48630%2,103-618$591$28,823,7483Disney
8Troy$1,042,63341%2,003-747$521$123,233,7355Warner Bros.
9Van Helsing$382,24919%1,034-1025$370$116,175,4996Universal