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 Mon, Jul. 16 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jul. 16 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix$10,415,057-55%4,285--$2,431$150,129,1721Warner Bros.
2Transformers$4,940,209-58%4,05039$1,220$228,951,4052Paramount / DreamWorks
3Ratatouille$2,524,448-54%3,625-315$696$145,520,5183Disney
4Live Free or Die Hard$1,420,355-58%3,201-210$444$104,744,2503Fox
5License to Wed$1,062,186-48%2,715111$391$31,444,3262Warner Bros.
61408$698,412-50%2,206-425$317$62,826,3924MGM / Weinstein
7Evan Almighty$674,340-52%2,697-763$250$88,462,1314Universal
8Knocked Up$504,847-53%1,710-503$295$138,723,8507Universal
9Ocean's Thirteen$237,467-57%1,244-858$191$112,749,0596Warner Bros.
10Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer$221,406-55%1,312-1306$169$127,412,5335Fox