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 Mon, Nov. 8 1999

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Nov. 8 1999LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Bone Collector$1,332,141-69%2,587--$515$18,341,7601Universal
2House on Haunted Hill (1999)$455,583-76%2,7100$168$28,524,4992Warner Bros.
3The Insider$451,344-72%1,809--$249$7,030,5921Disney
4The Bachelor$363,408-78%2,522--$144$7,487,8971New Line
5The Best Man$277,528-75%1,290-58$215$15,167,8563Universal
6American Beauty$228,563-70%1,55325$147$58,994,8378DreamWorks
7Double Jeopardy$226,749-73%2,722-264$83$104,158,0977Paramount
8Fight Club$217,848-65%1,603-340$136$32,123,6094Fox
9Music of the Heart$174,987-76%1,3534$129$7,978,1372Miramax
10The Sixth Sense$171,637-74%1,802-249$95$263,178,92514Disney