'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, May. 10 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, May. 10 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Iron Man$21,374,39544%4,1116$5,199$162,883,8072Paramount
2What Happens in Vegas$7,521,6945%3,215--$2,340$14,693,1741Fox
3Speed Racer$7,332,27918%3,606--$2,033$13,524,3831Warner Bros.
4Made of Honor$2,953,54123%2,7345$1,080$24,023,9732Sony / Columbia
5Baby Mama$2,390,65526%2,62779$910$38,892,4883Universal
6Forgetting Sarah Marshall$1,568,77832%2,376-496$660$49,701,1114Universal
7Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay$1,258,75218%2,264-281$556$29,884,2013Warner Bros. / New Line
8The Forbidden Kingdom$864,73560%1,724-1236$502$47,769,1414Lionsgate
9Nim's Island$548,27679%1,601-877$342$43,781,3986Fox
10Prom Night (2008)$445,13619%1,465-969$304$42,587,1025Sony / Screen Gems