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, Mar. 20 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Mar. 20 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1V for Vendetta$2,252,087-65%3,365--$669$27,894,3391Warner Bros.
2Failure to Launch$1,116,891-69%3,11760$358$49,392,2952Paramount
3The Shaggy Dog (2006)$802,380-79%3,5010$229$36,437,7272Disney
4The Hills Have Eyes (2006)$709,986-67%2,6211$271$29,450,4212Fox Searchlight
5She's the Man$586,517-78%2,623--$224$11,317,0961Paramount / DreamWorks
616 Blocks$394,549-69%2,666-40$148$30,585,3013Warner Bros.
7Eight Below$323,612-72%2,603-367$124$73,368,4745Disney
8Tyler Perry's Madea's Family Reunion$178,027-74%1,403-409$127$60,208,8834Lionsgate
9The Pink Panther (2006)$173,496-74%1,852-450$94$78,747,6926Sony / Columbia
10Aquamarine$130,377-79%1,869-669$70$15,908,6523Fox