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 Fri, Jun. 30 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jun. 30 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Superman Returns$16,318,64548%4,065--$4,014$48,378,4921Warner Bros.
2The Devil Wears Prada$9,413,338--2,847--$3,306$9,413,3381Fox
3Click$6,218,85659%3,76415$1,652$64,735,4412Sony / Columbia
4Cars$4,065,84653%3,706-243$1,097$172,083,7754Disney
5Nacho Libre$1,886,49360%3,082-1$612$60,661,4283Paramount
6The Lake House$1,502,97142%2,6450$568$35,732,8343Warner Bros.
7The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift$1,375,16363%2,670-360$515$48,611,9363Universal
8Waist Deep$1,003,292105%1,0062$997$12,865,0532Rogue
9The Break-Up$859,36233%1,911-995$450$108,097,3305Universal
10Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties$651,1831%2,150-831$303$20,166,2633Fox