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 Wed, Jul. 4 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jul. 4 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Transformers$29,073,1524%4,011--$7,248$65,726,4470Paramount / DreamWorks
2Ratatouille$10,205,13430%3,940--$2,590$72,661,0531Disney
3Live Free or Die Hard$5,954,56334%3,408236$1,747$63,068,1381Fox
4License to Wed$2,963,58132%2,401--$1,234$5,205,5190Warner Bros.
5Evan Almighty$2,836,39028%3,592-12$790$67,913,3712Universal
61408$1,617,7286%2,631-47$615$45,150,9422MGM / Weinstein
7Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer$1,465,59836%2,708-1255$541$118,660,6873Fox
8Knocked Up$1,330,60520%2,181-678$610$125,789,1685Universal
9Ocean's Thirteen$1,155,16339%2,241-1120$515$104,898,1434Warner Bros.
10Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End$828,67213%1,834-710$452$298,014,4166Disney