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

DateDayDay no.Top 10 GrossLW%Total Daily GrossTop movie of the day
Jul 12Sat193$50,185,2108%$56,114,075Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
Jul 05Sat186$46,425,414-23%$52,341,800Transformers: Age of Extinction
Jul 26Sat207$48,267,254-3%$55,934,455Lucy
Jul 19Sat200$49,629,195-1%$56,056,470Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
Jul 25Fri206$45,654,8731%$51,419,046Lucy
Jul 18Fri199$45,048,634-4%$49,465,760The Purge: Anarchy
Jul 11Fri192$46,710,96539%$51,067,184Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
Jul 04Fri185$33,498,583-48%$37,913,006Transformers: Age of Extinction
Jul 03Thu184$29,853,611109%$33,256,600Transformers: Age of Extinction
Jul 17Thu198$13,073,435-1%$14,872,336Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
Jul 24Thu205$12,605,677-4%$14,667,274Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
Jul 10Thu191$13,244,537-56%$15,269,604Transformers: Age of Extinction
Jul 09Wed190$13,920,000-48%$15,968,603Transformers: Age of Extinction
Jul 23Wed204$14,620,541-7%$16,907,148Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
Jul 02Wed183$26,989,87063%$29,658,911Transformers: Age of Extinction
Jul 16Wed197$15,749,62913%$17,865,330Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
Jul 15Tue196$21,196,21814%$23,627,030Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
Jul 01Tue182$21,751,9616%$22,731,905Transformers: Age of Extinction
Jul 22Tue203$18,210,044-14%$20,703,500Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
Jul 08Tue189$18,554,711-15%$20,885,785Transformers: Age of Extinction
Jul 14Mon195$16,898,5496%$18,902,656Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
Jul 21Mon202$15,140,097-10%$17,208,534Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
Jul 28Mon209$16,545,4389%$18,821,665Lucy
Jul 07Mon188$15,959,089-25%$17,995,188Transformers: Age of Extinction
Jul 06Sun187$35,421,549-24%$39,914,587Transformers: Age of Extinction
Jul 13Sun194$36,947,0194%$40,880,252Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
Jul 20Sun201$35,872,742-3%$40,211,593Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
Jul 27Sun208$38,172,1486%$44,152,626Lucy