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. 27 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Jun. 27 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Click$4,867,455-14%3,749--$1,298$50,516,6921Sony / Columbia
2Superman Returns$3,500,778--2,500--$1,400$3,500,7780Warner Bros.
3Cars$2,942,616-5%3,949-39$745$162,707,4063Disney
4Nacho Libre$1,466,903-14%3,08313$476$56,391,3842Paramount
5The Lake House$1,186,8323%2,6450$449$32,120,6672Warner Bros.
6The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift$1,090,602-16%3,0303$360$45,539,5012Universal
7The Break-Up$842,288-3%2,906-240$290$105,947,9544Universal
8Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties$838,5071%2,98135$281$18,149,4332Fox
9X-Men: The Last Stand$576,434-8%2,408-404$239$225,705,3925Fox
10Waist Deep$565,862-36%1,004--$564$10,855,0271Rogue