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, Jun. 2 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Jun. 2 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith$3,903,937-3%3,6632$1,066$282,802,0042Fox
2Madagascar$3,643,208-4%4,131--$882$72,265,5931DreamWorks
3The Longest Yard (2005)$3,448,257-6%3,634--$949$69,705,6711Paramount
4The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants$1,606,036-25%2,529--$635$3,741,1250Warner Bros.
5Monster-in-Law$866,4082%3,230-194$268$65,096,2113New Line
6Crash (2005)$487,1092%1,680-225$290$37,665,8174Lionsgate
7Kicking & Screaming$427,3960%2,966-504$144$45,408,8853Universal
8Unleashed$202,184-3%1,419-543$142$22,724,2933Rogue
9Kingdom of Heaven$151,0104%1,328-1480$114$45,510,2694Fox
10The Interpreter$123,344-7%1,171-993$105$69,609,5016Universal