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 Wed, Jun. 14 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jun. 14 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Cars$5,737,2390%3,985--$1,440$78,006,6941Disney
2The Break-Up$2,106,518-4%3,0755$685$80,493,2382Universal
3X-Men: The Last Stand$1,511,663-1%3,680-34$411$206,957,3453Fox
4The Omen (2006)$1,220,941-8%2,72363$448$40,472,2111Fox
5Over the Hedge$1,170,9574%3,527-466$332$133,644,9234Paramount / DreamWorks
6The Da Vinci Code$1,103,3851%3,319-438$332$192,484,5704Sony / Columbia
7Mission: Impossible III$337,5821%1,908-759$177$128,501,7166Paramount
8RV$262,2363%1,622-430$162$65,670,4697Sony / Columbia
9Poseidon$242,1261%1,724-697$140$55,657,0455Warner Bros.