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, Jan. 15 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jan. 15 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Night at the Museum$4,685,647-16%3,612-118$1,297$190,507,4244Fox
2Stomp the Yard$4,043,092-34%2,051--$1,971$25,876,8981Sony / Screen Gems
3Dreamgirls$1,897,739-29%1,9071055$995$67,104,4163Paramount / DreamWorks
4The Pursuit of Happyness$1,802,946-32%3,169142$569$138,081,8625Sony / Columbia
5Charlotte's Web (2006)$1,562,55917%2,513-790$622$73,733,5205Paramount
6Freedom Writers$1,524,258-32%2,179819$700$20,172,7422Paramount
7Arthur and the Invisibles$1,407,111-5%2,247--$626$5,701,3973MGM (Weinstein)
8Happily N'Ever After$1,148,8922%2,3810$483$11,867,6852Lionsgate
9Children of Men$1,078,726-43%1,508299$715$22,417,4782Universal
10Alpha Dog$998,107-48%1,289--$774$7,410,1621Universal