'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 Fri, Aug. 6 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Aug. 6 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
2The Village$5,616,43455%3,7333$1,505$74,760,0592Disney
3The Bourne Supremacy$4,410,88966%3,304124$1,335$114,621,8853Universal
4The Manchurian Candidate (2004)$3,037,15965%2,8670$1,059$30,747,0372Paramount
5Little Black Book$2,664,481--2,445--$1,090$2,664,4811Sony / Columbia
6I, Robot$1,981,81454%2,806-398$706$122,388,7024Fox
7Spider-Man 2$1,611,24947%2,564-437$628$350,676,7596Sony / Columbia
8Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle$1,032,79525%2,16328$477$10,166,4382New Line
9A Cinderella Story$962,3935%2,065-285$466$44,976,6554Warner Bros.
10Catwoman$887,8069%2,275-842$390$34,055,5813Warner Bros.