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.
|#||Title||Sun, Oct. 7 2007||Locations||Avg.||Total||Wks.||Dist.|
|1||The Game Plan||$4,964,770||-32%||3,105||2||$1,599||$43,158,960||2||Disney|
|2||The Heartbreak Kid||$3,829,576||-31%||3,229||--||$1,186||$14,021,205||1||Paramount / DreamWorks|
|4||Resident Evil: Extinction||$1,400,125||-25%||2,848||20||$492||$43,694,901||3||Sony / Screen Gems|
|5||The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising||$1,108,441||-28%||3,141||--||$353||$3,744,118||1||Fox|
|6||Good Luck Chuck||$1,073,963||-27%||2,476||-136||$434||$29,255,914||3||Lionsgate|
|7||3:10 to Yuma (2007)||$909,752||-34%||2,562||-444||$355||$48,729,139||5||Lionsgate|
|8||Feel the Noise||$740,389||-44%||1,015||--||$729||$3,187,564||1||Sony / TriStar|
|9||The Brave One||$654,033||-36%||2,358||-479||$277||$34,385,053||4||Warner Bros.|
|10||Mr. Woodcock||$623,459||-38%||1,950||-245||$320||$22,624,637||4||New Line|