'Lucy' Takes Wednesday with $3.74M; 'Hercules' Adds $2.6MJuly 31, 2014 07:40 AM

by Shawn Robbins

Universal reports that Lucy took in $3.74 million yesterday, off 31 percent from Tuesday. Its 6-day domestic total stands at $58.05 million, or 20.5 percent ahead of where 2010's Salt was at the same point.

Paramount's and MGM's Hercules grabbed $2.6 million on Wednesday for a 31 percent daily drop. The Dwayne Johnson-led pic has earned $39.5 million thus far, 4 percent behind the pace of Wrath of the Titans.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes took third yesterday with $1.85 million, off 52.5 percent from the same day last week. Its domestic cume is now $179.0 million, 29 percent ahead of its predecessor through the same point in release.

Planes: Fire and Rescue grossed $1.37 million on Wednesday for a 35 percent week-to-week drop. The animated sequel has earned $39.9 million in its first 13 days, or 20 percent less than its predecessor.

Rounding out the top five, The Purge: Anarchy grabbed $1.2 million yesterday as it slid 52 percent from last week. The thriller sequel has tallied $56.3 million so far, 2 ahead of the pace of its predecessor.


Monthly domestic gross

MonthTotal Gross% of yearAvg.Top movieGross% of total
January$755,340,0007%4,841,923The Green Hornet$79,116,89610%
February$659,530,0006%3,812,312Just Go With It$79,457,55212%
May$1,036,500,00010%5,370,466Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides$166,774,78016%
June$1,005,490,00010%5,914,647X-Men: First Class$135,711,72713%
July$1,398,360,00014%7,558,703Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2$318,511,60223%
August$897,330,0009%4,601,692Rise of the Planet of the Apes$151,459,48417%
September$604,160,0006%2,615,411The Lion King 3D$71,891,48612%
October$612,520,0006%3,002,549Paranormal Activity 3$83,450,75514%
November$860,280,0008%4,366,904The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1$228,151,82627%
December$882,020,0009%5,378,171Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows$124,051,62914%