'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 Sun, Feb. 10 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Feb. 10 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Fool's Gold$4,859,373-47%3,125--$1,555$21,589,0471Warner Bros.
2Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins$3,950,081-46%2,387--$1,655$16,206,9131Universal
3The Eye (2008)$1,474,033-49%2,47034$597$21,416,9042Lionsgate
4Juno$1,442,484-44%2,321-154$621$117,509,1567Fox Searchlight
6The Bucket List$1,296,768-48%2,753-162$471$74,999,4775Warner Bros.
727 Dresses$1,251,318-49%2,841-135$440$65,078,9014Fox
8There Will Be Blood$1,103,835-39%1,620113$681$26,687,6177Paramount Vantage
9Meet the Spartans$1,018,421-47%2,446-197$416$33,950,1033Fox
10Untraceable$888,896-44%2,143-225$415$24,321,9423Sony / Screen Gems