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 Mon, Jul. 12 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jul. 12 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Spider-Man 2$5,767,905-57%4,16614$1,385$262,203,1192Sony / Columbia
2Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy$4,287,092-47%3,091--$1,387$32,704,3631DreamWorks
3King Arthur (2004)$1,966,283-56%3,086--$637$25,590,1371Disney
4Fahrenheit 9/11$1,711,566-50%2,011286$851$81,848,3973Lionsgate
5The Notebook (2004)$1,188,338-39%2,288-35$519$44,280,4173New Line
6DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story$905,176-44%2,444-509$370$98,773,6934Fox
7White Chicks$817,191-54%2,201-599$371$57,729,8213Sony / Columbia
8Shrek 2$760,270-43%2,142-467$355$419,284,3418DreamWorks
9Sleepover$753,990-26%2,207--$342$4,924,5361MGM
10Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban$688,962-48%2,002-723$344$233,490,2166Warner Bros.