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, Sep. 20 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Sep. 20 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Brave One$965,023-6%2,755--$350$17,690,5741Warner Bros.
23:10 to Yuma (2007)$788,8591%2,66715$296$31,562,3232Lionsgate
3Mr. Woodcock$470,2562%2,231--$211$10,727,6051New Line
4Superbad$454,9592%2,910-159$156$113,071,1845Sony / Columbia
5Halloween (2007)$313,3923%3,051-424$103$52,421,1563MGM / Weinstein
6The Bourne Ultimatum$312,9874%2,611-470$120$217,369,7917Universal
7Shoot 'Em Up$240,672-1%2,1080$114$11,368,1562New Line
8Dragon Wars: D-War$228,630-1%2,277--$100$6,065,0751Freestyle
9Rush Hour 3$189,8386%2,208-482$86$133,878,1796New Line
10Balls of Fury$179,7284%2,758-323$65$29,570,7823Rogue