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 Mon, Jun. 19 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jun. 19 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Cars$4,060,688-65%3,9883$1,018$121,112,9812Disney
2Nacho Libre$3,610,907-56%3,070--$1,176$31,920,4791Paramount
3The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift$2,769,175-55%3,027--$915$26,743,3801Universal
4The Lake House$1,823,719-46%2,645--$689$15,441,0321Warner Bros.
5The Break-Up$1,322,628-46%3,14671$420$93,584,3923Universal
6Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties$925,849-54%2,946--$314$8,214,7321Fox
7X-Men: The Last Stand$884,397-66%2,812-868$315$217,101,4564Fox
8The Omen (2006)$770,331-52%2,7230$283$47,959,8022Fox
9The Da Vinci Code$656,024-62%2,413-906$272$199,426,3175Sony / Columbia
10Over the Hedge$603,355-60%2,606-921$232$139,654,2845Paramount / DreamWorks