'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 Sat, Jul. 28 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Jul. 28 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Simpsons Movie$23,799,764-23%3,922--$6,068$54,558,7441Fox
2I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry$7,299,88018%3,5016$2,085$66,045,8782Universal
3Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix$7,073,29340%4,005-280$1,766$236,844,7003Warner Bros.
4Hairspray (2007)$6,072,72417%3,1210$1,946$55,029,7862New Line
5Transformers$4,667,51341%3,349-413$1,394$281,003,1424Paramount / DreamWorks
6No Reservations$4,498,47713%2,425--$1,855$8,496,0561Warner Bros.
8Live Free or Die Hard$2,336,16342%2,271-456$1,029$123,757,5895Fox
9I Know Who Killed Me$1,186,109-11%1,320--$899$2,513,7591Sony / Columbia
10Who's Your Caddy?$1,105,67316%1,019--$1,085$2,058,6331MGM / Weinstein