'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 Thu, Jan. 10 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Jan. 10 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring$1,395,825-8%3,38122$413$212,117,6063New Line
2A Beautiful Mind$1,306,065-4%1,8531328$705$43,198,1371Universal
3Ocean's Eleven$695,595-3%2,770-305$251$154,935,9565Warner Bros.
4Vanilla Sky$518,304-7%2,84298$182$83,352,6634Paramount
5Kate & Leopold$468,5662%2,467--$190$10,572,4002Miramax
6Ali$372,013-6%2,4460$152$51,210,4092Sony / Columbia
7Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone$269,368-6%2,681-505$100$301,789,1468Warner Bros.
8Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius$245,790-4%3,1510$78$63,559,2583Paramount
9How High$241,841-3%1,2732$190$25,178,5263Universal
10Not Another Teen Movie$141,089-12%2,168-197$65$35,915,1274Sony / Columbia