'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 Sat, Mar. 13 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Mar. 13 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Alice in Wonderland (2010)$26,896,93856%3,7280$7,215$190,803,6292Disney
2Green Zone$5,675,67013%3,003--$1,890$10,720,7101Universal
3She's Out of My League$3,729,25711%2,956--$1,262$7,078,0901Paramount
4Shutter Island$3,548,74348%3,356178$1,057$105,817,4294Paramount
5Our Family Wedding$3,111,81125%1,605--$1,939$5,608,1521Fox Searchlight
7Remember Me$2,871,609-20%2,212--$1,298$6,439,1441Summit
8Cop Out$1,843,46945%2,882-268$640$38,323,3683Warner Bros.
9Brooklyn's Finest$1,798,92728%1,9393$928$20,265,4782Overture
10The Crazies$1,545,27533%2,359-120$655$32,418,2603Overture