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, Jun. 3 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jun. 3 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Longest Yard (2005)$8,741,061153%3,6340$2,405$78,446,7322Paramount
2Madagascar$8,095,783122%4,14211$1,955$80,361,3762DreamWorks
3Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith$7,076,00581%3,650-13$1,939$289,878,0093Fox
4Cinderella Man$5,905,651--2,812--$2,100$5,905,6511Universal
5The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants$3,632,174126%2,583--$1,406$7,373,2991Warner Bros.
6Lords of Dogtown$2,565,615--1,865--$1,376$2,565,6151Sony / Columbia
7Monster-in-Law$1,893,751119%3,025-205$626$66,989,9624New Line
8Crash (2005)$954,69396%1,319-361$724$38,620,5105Lionsgate
9Kicking & Screaming$749,33575%1,827-1139$410$46,158,2204Universal