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. 8 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Aug. 8 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Dukes of Hazzard$4,168,093-48%3,785--$1,101$34,843,1501Warner Bros.
2Wedding Crashers$2,165,038-55%3,10676$697$145,809,0054New Line
3Charlie and the Chocolate Factory$1,857,686-44%3,702-73$502$171,284,2024Warner Bros.
4Sky High$1,307,435-50%2,9127$449$33,317,3492Disney
5March of the Penguins$1,087,686-54%1,8671089$583$27,500,1187Warner Independent
6Must Love Dogs$922,855-54%2,5050$368$27,145,4482Warner Bros.
7Stealth$752,449-58%3,4950$215$25,336,2122Sony / Columbia
8Fantastic Four$555,163-57%2,339-405$237$144,547,9295Fox
9The Island (2005)$481,791-53%2,138-1000$225$31,425,1863DreamWorks
10War of the Worlds$452,347-57%1,940-384$233$225,055,0556Paramount