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. 25 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Jan. 25 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Dreamgirls$686,7331%2,214307$310$80,037,7754Paramount / DreamWorks
2Night at the Museum$616,6429%3,483-129$177$207,291,3525Fox
3Stomp the Yard$571,67113%2,0510$279$42,854,9162Sony / Screen Gems
4The Pursuit of Happyness$485,2155%3,066-103$158$147,946,4756Sony / Columbia
5The Queen$472,9011%1,5861242$298$37,183,40617Miramax
6The Hitcher (2007)$453,6311%2,831--$160$9,802,1551Rogue
7Freedom Writers$357,58117%2,286107$156$27,796,4103Paramount
8Children of Men$312,2590%1,52416$205$28,728,6473Universal
9Alpha Dog$258,8253%1,2923$200$12,877,6322Universal
10Charlotte's Web (2006)$167,03316%1,915-598$87$77,370,2066Paramount