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, Sep. 27 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Sep. 27 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Forgotten$1,453,330-70%3,104--$468$22,476,4961Sony / Columbia
2Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow$503,116-71%3,1700$159$26,019,3052Paramount
3Resident Evil: Apocalypse$341,215-70%2,836-448$120$43,802,2343Sony / Screen Gems
4Mr. 3000$315,354-75%2,7360$115$15,734,2352Disney
5Cellular$268,910-70%2,76314$97$25,349,2963New Line
6First Daughter$264,286-73%2,260--$117$4,265,7251Fox
7Wimbledon$233,483-70%2,0395$115$12,352,3652Universal
8Without a Paddle$156,700-71%2,319-291$68$53,640,5666Paramount
9Napoleon Dynamite$133,571-67%1,0240$130$35,852,16716Fox Searchlight
10Collateral$122,615-64%1,287-318$95$98,254,4648DreamWorks