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 Fri, May. 6 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, May. 6 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Kingdom of Heaven$7,147,260--3,216--$2,222$7,147,2601Fox
2House of Wax$4,852,230--3,111--$1,560$4,852,2301Warner Bros.
3The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy$2,880,332170%3,1330$919$28,871,0572Disney
4Crash (2005)$2,820,328--1,864--$1,513$2,820,3281Lionsgate
5The Interpreter$2,251,634176%2,81450$800$48,834,3193Universal
6XXX: State of the Union$1,717,732187%3,4800$494$17,101,2452Sony / Columbia
7The Amityville Horror (2005)$1,111,764127%2,478-580$449$58,073,0454MGM
8A Lot Like Love$1,082,239294%2,153-349$503$16,837,5303Disney
9Sahara (2005)$926,414177%2,516-596$368$59,166,0395Paramount
10Fever Pitch (2005)$641,747264%1,541-651$416$37,663,6745Fox