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. 26 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Sep. 26 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Flightplan$1,886,235-68%3,424--$551$26,517,2071Disney
2Tim Burton's Corpse Bride$1,022,323-79%3,2043199$319$20,678,7361Warner Bros.
3Just Like Heaven$690,457-70%3,5091$197$30,508,4702DreamWorks
4The Exorcism of Emily Rose$540,516-69%3,04562$178$62,797,0963Sony / Screen Gems
5Lord of War$478,781-67%2,8140$170$17,862,8282Lionsgate
6Roll Bounce$365,918-80%1,625--$225$7,936,3341Fox Searchlight
7The 40-Year-Old Virgin$348,294-65%2,581-425$135$97,292,4616Universal
8The Constant Gardener$197,473-65%1,282-105$154$27,869,2354Focus
9Transporter 2$190,461-67%1,726-1079$110$40,095,8954Fox
10Cry Wolf$152,083-69%1,787-2$85$7,611,1232Rogue