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 Thu, Jun. 14 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Jun. 14 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Ocean's Thirteen$3,204,660-7%3,565--$899$50,706,9661Warner Bros.
2Knocked Up$2,387,516-2%2,8765$830$75,947,8592Universal
3Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End$2,036,3411%4,002-360$509$261,734,5383Disney
4Surf's Up$2,003,2023%3,528--$568$25,369,4091Sony / Columbia
5Shrek the Third$1,756,1173%3,925-184$447$288,244,5434Paramount / DreamWorks
6Hostel Part II$606,138-11%2,350--$258$11,182,6771Lionsgate
7Spider-Man 3$505,2805%2,570-832$197$327,512,6486Sony / Columbia
8Mr. Brooks$490,406-4%2,4530$200$20,623,4542MGM
9Gracie$82,8154%1,093-71$76$2,763,0152Picturehouse