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, Mar. 10 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Mar. 10 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
110,000 B.C.$2,684,600-71%3,410--$787$38,552,0541Warner Bros.
2College Road Trip$712,160-81%2,706--$263$14,314,0881Disney
3The Bank Job$579,324-65%1,603--$361$6,515,6031Lionsgate
4Vantage Point$577,602-67%3,16313$183$52,115,5823Sony / Columbia
5Semi-Pro$553,419-62%3,1210$177$25,279,5972New Line
6The Other Boleyn Girl$389,268-65%1,1671$334$15,049,2762Sony / Columbia
7The Spiderwick Chronicles$343,931-75%3,246-408$106$61,978,0934Paramount
8Jumper$300,811-67%2,563-565$117$72,748,4504Fox
9Step Up 2 the Streets$228,698-67%2,251-277$102$53,246,7544Disney
10Fool's Gold$208,511-67%2,322-523$90$63,010,5245Warner Bros.