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 continues 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. 28 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Jun. 28 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Live Free or Die Hard$5,916,111-35%3,172--$1,865$15,027,1330Fox
2Evan Almighty$3,349,164-1%3,604--$929$45,534,3601Universal
31408$1,987,115-1%2,678--$742$29,781,3581MGM / Weinstein
4Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer$1,879,5170%3,9634$474$105,799,8422Fox
5Knocked Up$1,302,121-1%2,859-48$455$114,990,6194Universal
6Ocean's Thirteen$1,060,452-4%3,361-204$316$96,039,5553Warner Bros.
7Surf's Up$1,030,1271%2,925-606$352$51,308,8733Sony / Columbia
8Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End$903,8662%2,544-785$355$290,743,5555Disney
9Nancy Drew$831,648-1%2,574-38$323$19,334,5612Warner Bros.
10Shrek the Third$816,9682%2,822-683$289$311,068,1666Paramount / DreamWorks