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, Oct. 12 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Oct. 12 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Couples Retreat$4,006,501-52%3,000--$1,336$38,295,0231Universal
2Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs$2,575,130-23%2,99215$861$98,351,5884Sony / Columbia
3Zombieland$1,933,298-52%3,0382$636$49,534,6822Sony / Columbia
4Toy Story / Toy Story 2 (3D)$1,314,694-46%1,7527$750$24,080,5892Disney
5Surrogates$590,708-50%2,99241$197$33,316,7173Disney
6The Invention of Lying$458,501-45%1,74336$263$12,754,1222Warner Bros.
7Whip It$391,753-48%1,73817$225$9,188,3652Fox Searchlight
8Fame (2009)$385,415-43%3,110-23$124$20,414,7913MGM
9The Informant!$314,994-42%2,202-223$143$30,166,0344Warner Bros.
10Love Happens$189,568-47%1,894-28$100$21,442,7314Universal