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. 19 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Jan. 19 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Glory Road$682,9458%2,222--$307$18,939,2051Disney
2Last Holiday$606,81410%2,514--$241$17,285,2231Paramount
3Hostel$578,398-3%2,337142$247$38,429,3272Lionsgate
4The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe$529,4766%3,224-290$164$265,617,1806Disney
5Fun with Dick and Jane (2005)$462,2615%3,23957$143$95,617,3774Sony / Columbia
6Hoodwinked$424,6882%2,394--$177$18,226,1591The Weinstein Company
7Memoirs of a Geisha$411,7335%1,65465$249$48,508,2974Sony / Columbia
8Munich$382,2160%1,49813$255$34,951,2204Universal
9King Kong (2005)$365,2140%2,814-668$130$205,652,6655Universal
10Tristan and Isolde$343,1076%1,845--$186$8,635,6181Fox