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, Nov. 23 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Nov. 23 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Twilight Saga: New Moon$10,506,102-62%4,024--$2,611$153,345,1111Summit
2The Blind Side$3,658,680-61%3,110--$1,176$37,778,0081Warner Bros.
32012$2,293,446-68%3,4084$673$110,425,1792Sony / Columbia
4Disney's A Christmas Carol$1,178,631-67%3,578-105$329$81,015,9803Disney
5Planet 51$982,477-72%3,035--$324$13,268,3711Sony / TriStar
6The Men Who Stare at Goats$303,092-57%2,056-397$147$27,982,4403Overture
7Michael Jackson's This Is It$193,045-59%1,640-1397$118$70,450,0514Sony / Columbia
8The Fourth Kind$173,953-56%1,648-882$106$23,534,8073Universal
9Law Abiding Citizen$169,492-57%1,327-744$128$70,184,5526Overture
10Couples Retreat$162,519-59%1,712-797$95$105,156,2247Universal