'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, Jun. 14 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Jun. 14 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Incredible Hulk$18,383,432-14%3,505--$5,245$39,851,8361Universal
2Kung Fu Panda$13,030,85530%4,13622$3,151$106,744,5572Paramount / DreamWorks
3The Happening$10,336,272-21%2,986--$3,462$23,427,5731Fox
4You Don't Mess with the Zohan$6,307,21215%3,4664$1,820$64,189,9322Sony / Columbia
5Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull$5,620,50550%3,804-386$1,478$271,153,8904Paramount
6Sex and the City$4,046,46113%3,155-170$1,283$117,370,8593Warner Bros. / New Line
7Iron Man$2,119,83645%2,403-528$882$295,884,0997Paramount
8The Strangers$1,542,2245%2,410-67$640$44,274,3833Universal / Rogue
9The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian$1,202,94435%2,308-757$521$130,835,7805Disney
10What Happens in Vegas$691,67416%1,422-944$486$75,373,6766Fox