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 Tue, Jun. 30 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Jun. 30 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen$13,510,885-9%4,234--$3,191$228,442,4541Paramount / DreamWorks
2The Proposal$3,287,72919%3,0582$1,075$75,206,5272Disney
3The Hangover$2,749,1047%3,525-20$780$188,386,6064Warner Bros.
4Up$2,571,50619%3,487-345$737$254,966,6455Disney
5My Sister's Keeper$2,270,73312%2,606--$871$16,750,0701Warner Bros.
6Year One$1,082,3885%3,0242$358$34,641,9902Sony / Columbia
7The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3$828,83221%2,995-82$277$54,969,8993Sony / Columbia
8Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian$754,90327%2,250-712$336$164,740,6376Fox
9Star Trek$526,65818%1,823-484$289$247,306,9108Paramount
10Land of the Lost$203,8429%1,504-1441$136$47,209,5864Universal