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 Sat, Jul. 24 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Jul. 24 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Bourne Supremacy$19,542,1056%3,165--$6,174$37,979,0981Universal
2I, Robot$8,707,65526%3,4200$2,546$89,005,0862Fox
3Catwoman$6,227,0252%3,117--$1,998$12,319,2301Warner Bros.
4Spider-Man 2$6,165,02838%3,753-305$1,643$324,083,6374Sony / Columbia
5A Cinderella Story$2,930,2347%2,6250$1,116$27,454,4402Warner Bros.
6Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy$2,702,44418%2,936-168$920$69,079,2953DreamWorks
7Fahrenheit 9/11$1,916,33438%1,855-149$1,033$101,686,2015Lionsgate
8The Notebook (2004)$1,588,52511%2,003-86$793$61,076,9645New Line
9King Arthur (2004)$1,180,95629%2,104-982$561$44,231,5473Disney
10Shrek 2$931,52841%1,559-298$598$428,721,37610DreamWorks