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 Sun, Jul. 17 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Jul. 17 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Charlie and the Chocolate Factory$16,112,052-17%3,770--$4,274$56,177,6341Warner Bros.
2Wedding Crashers$11,164,894-9%2,925--$3,817$33,902,4181New Line
3Fantastic Four$7,056,235-21%3,61917$1,950$100,194,4202Fox
4War of the Worlds$4,600,169-26%3,724-186$1,235$192,423,9173Paramount
5Batman Begins$1,840,342-25%2,810-534$655$183,143,0555Warner Bros.
6Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)$1,486,478-32%2,370-411$627$168,276,1506Fox
7Dark Water$1,336,670-24%2,6570$503$18,885,6972Disney
8Herbie: Fully Loaded$1,099,173-23%2,481-521$443$55,964,0554Disney
9Madagascar$810,249-8%1,779-383$455$184,086,3908DreamWorks
10Bewitched$744,343-26%2,290-724$325$57,027,1704Sony / Columbia