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, Sep. 18 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Sep. 18 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Brave One$1,154,4387%2,755--$419$15,702,6361Warner Bros.
23:10 to Yuma (2007)$865,2699%2,66715$324$29,989,7222Lionsgate
3Mr. Woodcock$534,9457%2,231--$240$9,797,0321New Line
4Superbad$485,4069%2,910-159$167$112,172,2355Sony / Columbia
5Halloween (2007)$334,512-5%3,051-424$110$51,804,5783MGM / Weinstein
6The Bourne Ultimatum$313,30314%2,611-470$120$216,756,5337Universal
7Shoot 'Em Up$270,6278%2,1080$128$10,884,3492New Line
8Dragon Wars: D-War$265,865-11%2,277--$117$5,606,4571Freestyle
9Rush Hour 3$182,8471%2,208-482$83$133,509,2596New Line
10Balls of Fury$182,5974%2,758-323$66$29,218,9053Rogue