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 Wed, Jan. 12 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jan. 12 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Meet the Fockers$1,763,515-14%3,5273$500$209,958,3373Universal
2White Noise$1,073,180-20%2,261--$475$27,957,1521Universal
3The Aviator (2004)$579,317-9%1,86771$310$44,595,6273Miramax
4Ocean's Twelve$403,301-4%3,010-280$134$116,531,0095Warner Bros.
5Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events$367,642-6%3,343-280$110$106,697,9994Paramount
6Spanglish$312,354-7%2,58798$121$38,461,1904Sony / Columbia
7The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou$248,757-15%1,1050$225$20,260,0975Disney
8National Treasure$248,612-11%2,177-105$114$161,301,5818Disney
9Finding Neverland$196,465-6%1,077--$182$25,437,1399Miramax
10Fat Albert$191,344-5%2,675-69$72$41,613,4643Fox