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 Fri, Jul. 6 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jul. 6 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Transformers$22,656,06218%4,011--$5,648$107,560,3111Paramount / DreamWorks
2Ratatouille$9,430,59320%3,9400$2,394$89,947,4842Disney
3Live Free or Die Hard$5,450,22850%3,4113$1,598$72,142,2862Fox
4License to Wed$3,677,66866%2,604--$1,412$11,094,9271Warner Bros.
5Evan Almighty$2,906,83240%3,460-176$840$72,893,0023Universal
61408$2,375,16858%2,631-102$903$49,025,2433MGM / Weinstein
7Knocked Up$1,659,76754%2,213-452$750$128,528,5746Universal
8Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer$1,326,84036%2,618-806$507$120,966,5704Fox
9Ocean's Thirteen$1,097,20951%2,102-801$522$106,721,6505Warner Bros.
10Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End$958,05236%1,869-293$513$299,675,6617Disney