Grosses

'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 Mon, Feb. 18 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Feb. 18 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Spiderwick Chronicles$5,736,340-12%3,847--$1,491$27,115,8261Paramount
2Jumper$4,738,263-40%3,428--$1,382$38,719,2481Fox
3Step Up 2 the Streets$3,216,334-38%2,470--$1,302$28,726,2551Disney
4Fool's Gold$1,946,311-45%3,1250$623$43,809,4552Warner Bros.
5Definitely, Maybe$1,707,218-39%2,204--$775$14,591,7161Universal
6Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins$1,445,696-42%2,3870$606$30,182,5032Universal
7Juno$970,463-34%1,865-456$520$125,052,4638Fox Searchlight
827 Dresses$687,250-30%1,936-905$355$70,649,1935Fox
9The Bucket List$683,534-40%2,307-446$296$81,659,1546Warner Bros.
10There Will Be Blood$643,373-39%1,410-210$456$31,619,2238Paramount Vantage