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 Thu, Jul. 1 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Jul. 1 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Spider-Man 2$23,812,468-41%4,152--$5,735$64,254,5160Sony / Columbia
2Fahrenheit 9/11$3,418,9822%1,1841182$2,888$39,100,2971Lionsgate
3The Notebook (2004)$1,812,6322%2,303--$787$21,316,0551New Line
4DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story$1,715,696-5%3,020326$568$76,256,4042Fox
5White Chicks$1,669,142-4%2,726314$612$35,121,4021Sony / Columbia
6Shrek 2$1,323,4598%2,937-369$451$402,305,9526DreamWorks
7Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban$1,301,8668%3,004-801$433$217,184,5804Warner Bros.
8The Terminal$1,282,84111%2,914103$440$46,457,3102DreamWorks
9Garfield$754,060-1%2,631-519$287$59,953,7013Fox
10Two Brothers$619,062-3%2,175--$285$8,992,0771Universal