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. 2 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Apr. 2 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Blades of Glory$2,554,675-69%3,372--$758$35,567,5281Paramount / DreamWorks
2Meet the Robinsons$2,102,871-71%3,413--$616$27,226,9551Disney
3300$1,094,059-68%3,004-276$364$181,036,7834Warner Bros.
4TMNT$741,944-73%3,12010$238$39,244,2122Warner Bros.
5Shooter$709,515-71%2,8060$253$28,284,6862Paramount
6Wild Hogs$600,114-72%3,200-201$188$136,231,1635Disney
7Premonition$414,685-67%2,474-357$168$39,872,9263Sony / Columbia
8The Hills Have Eyes II (2007)$388,072-66%2,46518$157$16,458,9282Fox Atomic
9The Last Mimzy$296,011-74%3,0170$98$16,310,0962New Line
10Reign Over Me$287,084-72%1,6710$172$13,752,0332Sony / Columbia