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, Aug. 23 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Aug. 23 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Superbad$3,466,982-10%2,948--$1,176$50,572,8101Sony / Columbia
2Rush Hour 3$1,899,668-8%3,7780$503$96,770,5422New Line
3The Bourne Ultimatum$1,795,913-4%3,70115$485$172,782,5463Universal
4The Simpsons Movie$801,110-6%3,162-390$253$169,037,1734Fox
5Hairspray (2007)$708,166-9%2,389-416$296$104,022,7795New Line
6Stardust$684,787-4%2,56525$267$22,506,3672Paramount
7The Invasion$516,856-7%2,776--$186$8,378,2911Warner Bros.
8Underdog$507,772-10%2,551-462$199$34,395,3023Disney
9Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix$471,330-2%1,955-630$241$280,832,3556Warner Bros.
10Becoming Jane$398,367-4%1,186585$336$10,801,6023Miramax