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, Dec. 18 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Dec. 18 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Pursuit of Happyness$2,877,830-59%2,852--$1,009$29,419,0451Sony / Columbia
2Eragon$1,792,710-69%3,020--$594$25,032,3721Fox
3Charlotte's Web (2006)$1,396,486-58%3,566--$392$12,854,7811Paramount
4The Holiday$1,105,926-50%2,6144$423$26,230,8082Sony / Columbia
5Happy Feet$926,235-64%3,335-315$278$150,178,2305Warner Bros.
6Apocalypto$913,405-65%2,4650$371$29,121,1612Disney
7Blood Diamond$798,968-58%1,9100$418$19,435,4262Warner Bros.
8Casino Royale (2006)$690,211-55%2,437-724$283$138,192,4655Sony / Columbia
9The Nativity Story$676,682-61%2,574-509$263$23,697,7333New Line
10Deja Vu (2006)$335,681-58%1,985-757$169$58,087,5634Disney