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. 31 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Jul. 31 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Dark Knight$8,402,784-4%4,306-60$1,951$351,089,4802Warner Bros.
2Step Brothers$3,433,948-5%3,094--$1,110$46,664,9771Sony / Columbia
3Mamma Mia!$3,080,470-4%2,99014$1,030$74,856,1292Universal
4Journey to the Center of the Earth$1,493,6542%2,688-142$556$66,270,0773Warner Bros. / New Line
5WALL-E$1,077,5321%3,044-266$354$199,477,6395Disney
6Hancock$1,051,7180%3,309-467$318$210,796,3724Sony / Columbia
7Space Chimps$810,063-1%2,53827$319$19,253,2592Fox
8The X-Files: I Want to Believe$783,023-7%3,185--$246$13,632,3411Fox
9Hellboy II: The Golden Army$648,0010%3,018-194$215$68,744,1773Universal
10Wanted (2008)$349,593-3%1,750-683$200$130,081,5815Universal