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, Dec. 31 2001

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Dec. 31 2001LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring$8,008,154-34%3,3590$2,384$163,866,8752New Line
2Ocean's Eleven$4,413,392-15%3,0750$1,435$132,146,5294Warner Bros.
3Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius$3,496,697-20%3,15112$1,110$45,701,1942Paramount
4Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone$2,882,770-18%3,186-125$905$288,662,3197Warner Bros.
5Vanilla Sky$2,062,170-43%2,7440$752$68,535,8023Paramount
6Ali$1,957,499-53%2,446--$800$36,694,4391Sony / Columbia
7Monsters, Inc.$1,617,931-12%1,701-396$951$237,465,2619Disney
8Joe Somebody$1,440,6670%2,5159$573$14,577,7282Fox
9Behind Enemy Lines (2001)$729,440-20%1,332-476$548$50,217,5585Fox
10Not Another Teen Movie$501,198-64%2,3650$212$30,863,3323Sony / Columbia