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, Mar. 30 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Mar. 30 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Monsters vs. Aliens$3,522,635-81%4,104--$858$62,845,1411Paramount / DreamWorks
2The Haunting in Connecticut$1,346,086-70%2,732--$493$24,351,1441Lionsgate
3I Love You, Man$1,096,209-68%2,7176$403$38,174,0422Paramount / DreamWorks
4Knowing$966,822-74%3,3375$290$47,181,0632Summit
5Duplicity$529,605-72%2,5795$205$26,284,7172Universal
6Race to Witch Mountain$376,015-78%3,26881$115$53,836,2463Disney
712 Rounds$356,136-74%2,331--$153$5,686,2281Fox
8Watchmen$253,142-68%2,010-1500$126$103,527,4284Warner Bros.
9The Last House on the Left (2009)$236,226-64%2,251-151$105$28,729,1713Universal / Rogue
10Taken$189,591-70%1,961-700$97$137,249,5889Fox