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, Jan. 5 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jan. 5 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Marley & Me$1,571,996-71%3,50525$449$108,233,7742Fox
2The Curious Case of Benjamin Button$1,441,718-67%2,9880$483$80,736,7802Paramount
3Valkyrie$1,087,678-66%2,77867$392$61,831,6042MGM / United Artists
4Yes Man$1,066,885-65%3,4340$311$80,575,7013Warner Bros.
5Bedtime Stories$1,039,563-76%3,6843$282$86,576,9192Disney
6Seven Pounds$725,010-66%2,7580$263$60,869,5313Sony / Columbia
7Twilight (2008)$432,653-61%1,88839$229$177,355,2747Summit
8Doubt$411,869-66%1,28720$320$19,116,5704Miramax
9The Tale of Despereaux$386,565-76%3,091-16$125$44,099,0413Universal
10The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)$372,828-67%2,337-65$160$74,796,9704Fox