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 Thu, Jan. 20 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Jan. 20 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Coach Carter$1,078,56522%2,524--$427$32,241,9401Paramount
2Meet the Fockers$1,066,3367%3,55427$300$237,560,7464Universal
3Assault on Precinct 13 (2005)$780,6563%2,233--$350$1,538,5240Rogue
4In Good Company$766,07610%1,5661563$489$19,438,2953Universal
5The Aviator (2004)$520,9591%1,95689$266$53,200,0354Miramax
6White Noise$501,7957%2,27918$220$44,392,1832Universal
7Elektra$487,2843%3,204--$152$16,408,4481Fox
8Racing Stripes$468,43514%3,185--$147$20,272,4331Warner Bros.
9Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events$192,81618%2,540-803$76$112,971,0895Paramount
10Ocean's Twelve$182,31312%2,105-905$87$121,018,6586Warner Bros.