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. 20 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Jun. 20 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Cars$4,012,465-1%3,9883$1,006$125,125,4462Disney
2Nacho Libre$3,034,155-16%3,070--$988$34,954,6341Paramount
3The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift$2,376,589-14%3,027--$785$29,119,9691Universal
4The Lake House$1,882,6343%2,645--$712$17,323,6661Warner Bros.
5The Break-Up$1,352,5722%3,14671$430$94,936,9643Universal
6Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties$1,003,3328%2,946--$341$9,218,0641Fox
7X-Men: The Last Stand$860,223-3%2,812-868$306$217,961,6794Fox
8The Da Vinci Code$703,2737%2,413-906$291$200,129,5905Sony / Columbia
9The Omen (2006)$667,451-13%2,7230$245$48,627,2532Fox
10Over the Hedge$664,94910%2,606-921$255$140,319,2335Paramount / DreamWorks