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 Sun, Jun. 20 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Jun. 20 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story$8,173,301-23%2,694--$3,034$30,071,1211Fox
2Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban$5,617,450-21%3,805-50$1,476$190,928,2913Warner Bros.
3The Terminal$5,317,120-30%2,811--$1,892$19,053,1581DreamWorks
4Shrek 2$4,387,740-19%3,306-537$1,327$378,627,9655DreamWorks
5The Chronicles of Riddick$3,074,352-12%2,7570$1,115$42,499,6662Universal
6Garfield$3,054,179-34%3,15056$970$42,357,4042Fox
7Around the World in 80 Days (2004)$2,657,182-4%2,801--$949$10,361,2761Disney
8The Day After Tomorrow$2,477,743-24%2,667-543$929$167,311,7814Fox
9The Stepford Wives$2,115,893-40%3,0570$692$39,014,0462Paramount
10Troy$581,435-16%1,303-700$446$129,033,4716Warner Bros.