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, Apr. 25 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Apr. 25 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Fracture$813,775-6%2,443--$333$13,495,6911New Line
2Disturbia$702,1700%3,01590$233$42,330,5652Paramount / DreamWorks
3Vacancy$491,789-7%2,551--$193$9,165,5181Sony / Screen Gems
4Blades of Glory$480,0470%3,459-8$139$102,388,6894Paramount / DreamWorks
5Meet the Robinsons$374,71317%3,003-235$125$83,122,2194Disney
6Perfect Stranger$340,6790%2,6610$128$19,078,4352Sony / Columbia
7In the Land of Women$297,856-3%2,155--$138$5,608,8771Warner Bros.
8300$216,5242%1,508-632$144$205,288,0167Warner Bros.
9Are We Done Yet?$211,6235%2,94467$72$40,182,0653Sony / Columbia
10Wild Hogs$189,5327%2,001-428$95$156,684,1618Disney