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, Aug. 9 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Aug. 9 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Collateral$3,127,049-57%3,188--$981$27,828,6351DreamWorks
2The Village$2,003,886-54%3,7333$537$87,615,9522Disney
3The Bourne Supremacy$1,652,170-59%3,304124$500$126,251,7523Universal
4Little Black Book$1,087,806-42%2,445--$445$8,163,3291Sony / Columbia
5The Manchurian Candidate (2004)$1,008,273-64%2,8670$352$38,974,8132Paramount
6I, Robot$789,928-57%2,806-398$282$127,712,7764Fox
7Spider-Man 2$713,986-55%2,564-437$278$355,210,9256Sony / Columbia
8Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle$566,959-45%2,16328$262$12,893,1752New Line
9A Cinderella Story$494,385-39%2,065-285$239$47,386,5024Warner Bros.
10Catwoman$352,652-59%2,275-842$155$36,422,2623Warner Bros.