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, Jul. 3 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Jul. 3 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hancock$17,052,099-2%3,965--$4,301$41,274,5390Sony / Columbia
2WALL-E$8,375,46625%3,992--$2,098$94,688,2231Disney
3Wanted (2008)$4,635,49529%3,175--$1,460$70,135,0031Universal
4Get Smart$2,471,07033%3,574-337$691$86,994,5102Warner Bros.
5Kung Fu Panda$1,852,35534%3,670-383$505$185,903,5454Paramount / DreamWorks
6The Incredible Hulk$997,35638%2,890-618$345$119,943,0353Universal
7Kit Kittredge: An American Girl$911,185-18%1,7531748$520$2,524,1002Picturehouse
8Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull$768,09256%2,556-615$301$302,652,4136Paramount
9Sex and the City$638,38222%1,401-1041$456$142,511,0665Warner Bros. / New Line
10The Love Guru$493,93517%3,0120$164$27,622,3472Paramount