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 Tue, Jun. 14 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Jun. 14 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)$5,360,569-13%3,424--$1,566$61,868,3451Fox
2Madagascar$1,947,9741%3,929-213$496$132,293,6613DreamWorks
3Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith$1,586,004-6%3,322-328$477$335,381,9214Fox
4The Longest Yard (2005)$1,396,516-8%3,65420$382$121,394,0343Paramount
5The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3D$1,145,385-6%2,655--$431$14,949,0361Miramax / Dimension
6Cinderella Man$1,014,9430%2,8208$360$36,673,7672Universal
7The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants$874,23211%2,5830$338$25,394,1702Warner Bros.
8The Honeymooners$348,396-19%1,912--$182$6,320,0541Paramount
9Monster-in-Law$287,03210%1,949-1076$147$77,038,6495New Line
10Lords of Dogtown$254,979-8%1,8650$137$9,921,0722Sony / Columbia