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, Jul. 7 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jul. 7 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest$55,830,320--4,133--$13,508$55,830,3201Disney
2Superman Returns$6,958,09531%4,0650$1,712$126,788,7132Warner Bros.
3The Devil Wears Prada$5,017,82030%2,88235$1,741$53,111,0002Fox
4Click$4,107,75740%3,458-306$1,188$98,030,1763Sony / Columbia
5Cars$3,467,66953%3,379-327$1,026$198,638,8925Disney
6Nacho Libre$1,125,07821%2,262-820$497$71,600,2654Paramount
7The Lake House$928,67035%2,420-225$384$43,711,2124Warner Bros.
8The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift$859,84734%1,868-802$460$55,746,9334Universal
9The Break-Up$516,04915%1,175-736$439$113,170,8736Universal
10The Da Vinci Code$384,50322%1,012-372$380$212,273,3228Sony / Columbia