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, Mar. 29 2010

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Mar. 29 2010LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1How to Train Your Dragon$4,814,037-66%4,055--$1,187$48,546,3561Paramount / DreamWorks
2Alice in Wonderland (2010)$1,978,722-63%3,384-355$585$295,513,6574Disney
3Hot Tub Time Machine$1,545,088-61%2,754--$561$15,565,5901MGM
4Diary of a Wimpy Kid$1,240,561-59%3,0836$402$37,138,9512Fox
5The Bounty Hunter$1,047,772-64%3,0740$341$39,466,2052Sony / Columbia
6She's Out of My League$403,180-57%2,432-526$166$25,989,7403Paramount
7Green Zone$358,960-62%2,564-440$140$30,833,9653Universal
8Repo Men$352,660-61%2,519-2$140$11,657,3902Universal
9Shutter Island$337,739-61%2,123-581$159$120,950,2916Paramount
10Our Family Wedding$215,073-67%1,132-477$190$17,153,5353Fox Searchlight