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, Jun. 2 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Jun. 2 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End$17,873,30939%4,3620$4,098$204,031,9032Disney
2Shrek the Third$11,467,00656%4,109-63$2,791$246,732,6593Paramount / DreamWorks
3Knocked Up$11,254,71715%2,871--$3,920$21,058,8711Universal
4Mr. Brooks$4,019,71132%2,453--$1,639$7,057,9891MGM
5Spider-Man 3$3,218,06259%3,402-321$946$316,002,2605Sony / Columbia
6Gracie$529,84927%1,164--$455$948,5211Picturehouse
7Bug (2007)$502,70932%1,6610$303$5,754,8672Lionsgate
828 Weeks Later$477,09733%1,121-892$426$26,211,7794Fox Atomic
9Disturbia$466,66929%1,035-597$451$76,418,6838Paramount / DreamWorks