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 Tue, Aug. 28 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Aug. 28 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Superbad$2,184,898-10%2,9480$741$73,220,4172Sony / Columbia
2The Bourne Ultimatum$1,086,755-2%3,679-22$295$187,444,3764Universal
3Rush Hour 3$917,672-4%3,408-370$269$110,351,5373New Line
4Mr. Bean's Holiday$891,5574%1,714--$520$11,639,1901Universal
5WAR$823,185-12%2,277--$362$11,583,4381Lionsgate
6The Nanny Diaries$729,5383%2,629--$277$8,921,6741MGM / Weinstein
7Stardust$424,7054%2,339-226$182$27,212,4203Paramount
8The Simpsons Movie$422,588-4%2,600-562$163$174,217,8085Fox
9Hairspray (2007)$401,0865%2,016-373$199$108,072,4306New Line
10The Invasion$314,0431%2,7760$113$12,098,2052Warner Bros.