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 Sat, May. 5 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, May. 5 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Spider-Man 3$51,336,348-14%4,252--$12,073$111,177,7941Sony / Columbia
2Disturbia$2,310,1666%3,13285$738$58,654,9554Paramount / DreamWorks
3Fracture$1,554,51838%2,365-78$657$25,719,1463New Line
4The Invisible$1,195,635-6%2,0190$592$11,688,0492Disney
5Meet the Robinsons$1,148,21375%2,107-354$545$91,115,3716Disney
6Next$1,113,78511%2,7338$408$11,181,9772Paramount
7Lucky You$1,038,5882%2,525--$411$2,057,9521Warner Bros.
8Blades of Glory$948,25911%2,113-943$449$111,134,0506Paramount / DreamWorks
9Hot Fuzz$859,62123%1,266-6$679$15,653,1813Rogue
10Are We Done Yet?$751,53444%1,704-997$441$45,678,2775Sony / Columbia