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, May. 4 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, May. 4 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1RV$839,6240%3,639--$231$19,906,1361Sony / Columbia
2United 93$735,088-7%1,795--$410$14,843,1381Universal
3Silent Hill$585,795-5%2,9326$200$36,906,1592Sony / Columbia
4The Sentinel$490,985-9%2,85132$172$27,847,2582Fox
5Scary Movie 4$432,107-1%3,418-256$126$79,954,5593Weinstein / Dimension
6Stick It$400,9058%2,038--$197$12,453,9661Disney
7Ice Age: The Meltdown$341,1541%3,122-418$109$179,272,8525Fox
8Akeelah and the Bee$308,9392%2,195--$141$7,264,4181Lionsgate
9The Wild$243,0145%2,605-249$93$29,441,0993Disney
10The Benchwarmers$200,514-2%2,695-399$74$53,597,8944Sony / Columbia