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, May. 5 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, May. 5 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy$1,066,051-6%3,133--$340$25,990,7251Disney
2The Interpreter$815,858-5%2,7646$295$46,582,6852Universal
3XXX: State of the Union$597,723-2%3,480--$172$15,383,5131Sony / Columbia
4The Amityville Horror (2005)$490,149-5%3,058-265$160$56,961,2813MGM
5Sahara (2005)$334,5240%3,112-88$107$58,239,6254Paramount
6A Lot Like Love$274,524-9%2,5020$110$15,755,2912Disney
7Kung Fu Hustle$208,503-2%2,440-63$85$13,320,3354Sony Pictures Classics
8Fever Pitch (2005)$176,152-2%2,192-683$80$37,021,9274Fox
9Sin City$169,351-10%1,665-678$102$71,368,3005Miramax / Dimension
10Guess Who$130,1873%1,863-621$70$65,947,3046Sony / Columbia