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, Feb. 22 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Feb. 22 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Shutter Island$3,338,123-69%2,991--$1,116$44,400,5631Paramount
2Avatar$1,275,037-74%2,581-104$494$689,597,91410Fox
3Valentine's Day$938,294-74%3,6650$256$87,865,6792Warner Bros. / New Line
4The Wolfman$742,805-73%3,2231$230$51,106,5352Universal
5Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief$717,247-83%3,39640$211$59,432,0602Fox
6Dear John$428,540-74%3,06287$140$66,230,3053Sony / Screen Gems
7Crazy Heart$257,064-68%1,08984$236$21,781,42910Fox Searchlight
8From Paris with Love$222,293-70%2,311-411$96$21,583,7973Lionsgate
9Edge of Darkness$196,467-66%2,118-497$93$40,543,6894Warner Bros.
10The Tooth Fairy$182,932-85%2,523-225$73$49,904,7825Fox