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. 21 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jul. 21 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest$9,992,55354%4,1330$2,418$296,676,4853Disney
2Monster House$7,362,582--3,553--$2,072$7,362,5821Sony / Columbia
3Lady in the Water$6,851,073--3,235--$2,118$6,851,0731Warner Bros.
4Clerks II$4,020,253--2,150--$1,870$4,020,2531MGM / Weinstein
5You, Me and Dupree$3,983,78458%3,1376$1,270$36,517,3752Universal
6Little Man$3,320,38282%2,5374$1,309$32,931,4222Sony / Columbia
7My Super Ex-Girlfriend$2,731,358--2,702--$1,011$2,731,3581Fox
8The Devil Wears Prada$2,175,55433%2,248-562$968$92,321,6214Fox
9Superman Returns$1,961,75118%2,826-939$694$172,933,8044Warner Bros.
10Cars$1,360,07815%2,410-593$564$225,894,4127Disney