'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 Thu, Apr. 12 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Apr. 12 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Blades of Glory$1,766,8120%3,41038$518$76,132,1992Paramount / DreamWorks
2Meet the Robinsons$1,673,856-2%3,43522$487$59,903,9412Disney
3Are We Done Yet?$1,013,771-4%2,8770$352$23,803,8031Sony / Columbia
4Grindhouse$784,040-5%2,624--$299$15,460,1031Weinstein / Dimension
5The Reaping$731,0714%2,603102$281$15,198,0741Warner Bros.
6300$711,1574%2,674-330$266$196,513,2335Warner Bros.
7Wild Hogs$546,4840%2,825-120$193$147,604,6626Disney
9Firehouse Dog$433,978-3%2,860294$152$7,154,9231Fox
10TMNT$402,6552%2,811-309$143$48,564,3253Warner Bros.