'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 Wed, May. 11 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, May. 11 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Kingdom of Heaven$1,337,553-11%3,216--$416$24,180,8961Fox
2Crash (2005)$863,2422%1,864--$463$11,722,2011Lionsgate
3House of Wax$766,028-8%3,111--$246$14,630,7541Warner Bros.
4The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy$643,565-6%3,1330$205$37,820,9312Disney
5The Interpreter$547,1450%2,81450$194$56,022,7403Universal
6XXX: State of the Union$315,118-2%3,4800$91$21,885,8102Sony / Columbia
7The Amityville Horror (2005)$283,574-3%2,478-580$114$61,186,3964MGM
8Sahara (2005)$228,387-1%2,516-596$91$62,340,7435Paramount
9A Lot Like Love$218,1695%2,153-349$101$19,546,8743Disney
10Fever Pitch (2005)$124,40212%1,541-651$81$39,600,8345Fox