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. 16 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Feb. 16 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Coraline$4,068,353-20%2,32021$1,754$39,087,3522Focus
2Friday the 13th (2009)$3,015,770-57%3,105--$971$43,586,4111Warner Bros. / New Line
3Taken$2,836,575-46%3,109-75$912$80,491,3403Fox
4He's Just Not That Into You$2,811,367-46%3,1750$885$57,798,7322Warner Bros. / New Line
5Confessions of a Shopaholic$2,742,818-35%2,507--$1,094$17,808,1541Disney
6Paul Blart: Mall Cop$2,590,342-18%2,965-204$874$112,390,4045Sony / Columbia
7The Pink Panther 2$2,254,152-13%3,2452$695$24,089,2972Sony / Columbia
8Hotel for Dogs$1,765,43418%2,207-527$800$62,087,8585Paramount / DreamWorks
9Slumdog Millionaire$1,421,259-39%1,634-90$870$88,101,11814Fox Searchlight
10The International$1,370,486-47%2,364--$580$10,700,4391Sony / Columbia