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, May. 15 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, May. 15 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Spider-Man 3$3,457,863-4%4,2520$813$247,285,2102Sony / Columbia
228 Weeks Later$981,495-6%2,303--$426$11,828,4061Fox Atomic
3Georgia Rule$631,1948%2,523--$250$7,986,1171Universal
4Disturbia$366,6061%3,106-26$118$66,946,7825Paramount / DreamWorks
5Fracture$316,77311%2,202-163$144$31,645,4484New Line
6Hot Fuzz$230,2685%1,236-30$186$19,455,0974Rogue
7Delta Farce$224,9980%1,931--$117$3,871,4861Lionsgate
8The Invisible$185,2178%1,943-76$95$16,014,4173Disney
9Next$179,5085%2,017-716$89$15,090,2143Paramount
10The Ex$149,0555%1,009--$148$1,684,8501MGM (Weinstein)