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, Aug. 15 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Aug. 15 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Rush Hour 3$3,886,544-14%3,778--$1,029$62,708,8721New Line
2The Bourne Ultimatum$3,170,443-5%3,68626$860$141,614,6122Universal
3The Simpsons Movie$1,448,684-8%3,552-374$408$157,005,7053Fox
4Stardust$1,116,150-9%2,540--$439$12,750,5031Paramount
5Hairspray (2007)$1,026,211-5%2,805-310$366$95,262,7944New Line
6Underdog$860,630-2%3,0130$286$27,206,5832Disney
7I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry$769,082-2%2,799-490$275$106,117,3324Universal
8Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix$738,388-4%2,585-540$286$274,342,1865Warner Bros.
9No Reservations$533,993-4%2,053-372$260$33,618,4633Warner Bros.
10Daddy Day Camp$521,516-5%2,332148$224$6,425,0551Sony / TriStar