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, Jun. 8 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jun. 8 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Hangover$7,659,341-42%3,269--$2,343$52,638,5111Warner Bros.
2Up$4,705,050-64%3,81852$1,232$141,914,6292Disney
3Land of the Lost$1,901,732-60%3,521--$540$20,741,5481Universal
4Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian$1,458,797-62%3,807-294$383$128,784,3933Fox
5Terminator Salvation$934,959-59%3,304-298$283$106,506,1513Warner Bros.
6Star Trek$926,121-60%3,202-305$289$223,639,9255Paramount
7Drag Me to Hell$801,995-53%2,5102$320$29,033,1732Universal
8Angels & Demons$703,087-61%2,925-539$240$116,880,1364Sony / Columbia
9My Life in Ruins$317,643-62%1,164--$273$3,539,3631Fox Searchlight
10X-Men Origins: Wolverine$218,531-55%1,391-872$157$174,564,0376Fox