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 Wed, Jul. 7 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jul. 7 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Spider-Man 2$10,034,170-16%4,1520$2,417$202,118,6271Sony / Columbia
2King Arthur (2004)$4,818,385--3,003--$1,605$4,818,3850Disney
3Fahrenheit 9/11$2,609,427-10%1,725541$1,513$66,625,4172Lionsgate
4The Notebook (2004)$1,593,251-6%2,32320$686$34,959,0902New Line
5DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story$1,476,636-9%2,953-67$500$90,716,9153Fox
6White Chicks$1,278,347-14%2,80074$457$49,425,5422Sony / Columbia
7Shrek 2$1,124,6501%2,609-328$431$412,933,8877DreamWorks
8The Terminal$977,308-11%2,782-132$351$59,286,2913DreamWorks
9Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban$950,765-12%2,725-279$349$227,761,3785Warner Bros.
10Garfield$605,175-1%2,458-173$246$65,451,7754Fox