'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 Sat, Jun. 10 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Jun. 10 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
2The Break-Up$8,241,17521%3,0755$2,680$68,652,7422Universal
3X-Men: The Last Stand$6,699,24435%3,680-34$1,820$197,827,0833Fox
4The Omen (2006)$6,118,8518%2,723--$2,247$32,047,5481Fox
5The Da Vinci Code$4,507,71648%3,319-438$1,358$186,284,0184Sony / Columbia
6Over the Hedge$4,289,96546%3,527-466$1,216$127,229,4634Paramount / DreamWorks
7Mission: Impossible III$1,299,52045%1,908-759$681$126,665,6016Paramount
8RV$812,60746%1,622-559$501$64,377,1527Sony / Columbia
9Poseidon$766,56339%1,724-996$445$54,418,0765Warner Bros.