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, Apr. 17 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Apr. 17 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Scary Movie 4$3,973,609-49%3,602--$1,103$44,196,7081Weinstein / Dimension
2Ice Age: The Meltdown$3,087,293-34%3,873-96$797$150,313,1923Fox
3The Wild$1,610,362-24%2,854--$564$11,294,6431Disney
4The Benchwarmers$1,468,434-34%3,2828$447$37,349,8112Sony / Columbia
5Take the Lead$864,629-51%3,0090$287$23,469,2152New Line
6Inside Man$644,766-61%2,477-390$260$76,069,5944Universal
7Lucky Number Slevin$552,947-57%1,9895$278$14,849,9092MGM / Weinstein
8Thank You for Smoking$420,089-60%1,015716$414$11,957,8225Fox Searchlight
9Failure to Launch$286,107-54%1,950-666$147$83,468,5956Paramount
10V for Vendetta$272,836-54%1,380-623$198$66,315,9225Warner Bros.