'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 Sat, Oct. 27 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Oct. 27 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Saw IV$10,477,105-29%3,183--$3,292$25,233,0971Lionsgate
2Dan in Real Life$4,919,44718%1,921--$2,561$9,086,7611Disney
3The Game Plan$2,841,63855%3,34241$850$75,480,8635Disney
430 Days of Night$2,704,69820%2,8594$946$25,576,3202Sony / Columbia
5Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married?$2,676,26965%1,897-137$1,411$45,859,2473Lionsgate
6Michael Clayton$2,274,05545%2,5850$880$27,586,9254Warner Bros.
7Gone Baby Gone$1,654,26633%1,7130$966$10,315,2122Miramax
8The Comebacks$1,473,33721%2,8120$524$9,250,8382Fox Atomic
9We Own the Night$1,427,79733%2,40240$594$24,169,5753Sony / Columbia
10Rendition$1,007,50232%2,2500$448$7,224,0872New Line