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. 23 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Feb. 23 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail$2,463,230-75%2,032--$1,212$43,494,1511Lionsgate
2Slumdog Millionaire$1,203,975-48%2,244610$537$99,557,31515Fox Searchlight
3Taken$733,205-72%3,102-7$236$95,762,3554Fox
4He's Just Not That Into You$593,794-68%3,050-125$195$70,694,5893Warner Bros. / New Line
5Coraline$564,317-85%2,155-165$262$54,330,1833Focus
6Friday the 13th (2009)$532,767-70%3,1050$172$55,652,2912Warner Bros. / New Line
7Confessions of a Shopaholic$407,972-73%2,5070$163$27,787,0852Disney
8The International$352,772-68%2,3640$149$17,381,7342Sony / Columbia
9Paul Blart: Mall Cop$331,914-82%2,835-130$117$121,535,7106Sony / Columbia
10Gran Torino$277,852-70%2,030-273$137$134,754,6067Warner Bros.