'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 Fri, Jan. 11 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jan. 11 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Bucket List$6,385,98421839%2,9112895$2,194$7,809,8531Warner Bros.
2First Sunday$6,157,430--2,213--$2,782$6,157,4301Sony / Screen Gems
3Juno$4,592,410235%2,448523$1,876$61,843,4283Fox Searchlight
4National Treasure: Book of Secrets$3,268,106185%3,377-385$968$179,083,0604Disney
5I Am Legend$2,553,840173%3,353-295$762$234,657,5735Warner Bros.
6One Missed Call$2,133,373369%2,2400$952$16,646,0182Warner Bros.
7Alvin and the Chipmunks$2,017,491301%3,384-78$596$180,653,5705Fox
8P.S. I Love You$1,625,485137%2,323-148$700$43,629,9934Warner Bros.
9Charlie Wilson's War$1,348,118100%2,408-186$560$56,571,1744Universal
10The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything$1,116,723--1,337--$835$1,116,7231Universal