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, Jul. 20 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jul. 20 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince$9,924,840-54%4,325--$2,295$167,946,1331Warner Bros.
2Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs$2,375,724-52%3,817-285$622$154,240,5423Fox
3Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen$1,775,425-55%3,857-436$460$365,587,4124Paramount / DreamWorks
4The Proposal$1,201,350-45%3,043-115$395$129,286,6355Disney
5BrĂ¼no$1,172,903-50%2,7593$425$50,708,0142Universal
6The Hangover$1,118,357-51%2,667-335$419$236,869,5837Warner Bros.
7Public Enemies$1,012,577-55%3,118-218$325$80,655,3983Universal
8I Love You Beth Cooper$548,597-27%1,87214$293$10,912,0342Fox
9My Sister's Keeper$496,606-39%1,967-477$252$42,006,0874Warner Bros.
10Up$480,881-47%1,706-495$282$280,064,1038Disney