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, Dec. 19 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Dec. 19 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1I Am Legend$6,021,530-7%3,606--$1,670$97,202,8151Warner Bros.
2Alvin and the Chipmunks$2,776,51411%3,475--$799$52,225,1961Fox
3The Golden Compass$930,1105%3,5280$264$43,449,9992New Line
4Enchanted$606,80313%3,066-454$198$93,450,1294Disney
5No Country for Old Men$412,7492%1,34824$306$34,601,2166Miramax
6August Rush$244,7226%2,007-303$122$28,743,1994Warner Bros.
7Fred Claus$222,2268%2,750-435$81$69,506,7306Warner Bros.
8This Christmas$205,46512%1,92142$107$46,574,4094Sony / Screen Gems
9Beowulf$201,7247%1,659-1317$122$79,834,4765Paramount
10Awake$173,8138%1,442-581$121$13,556,0663MGM / Weinstein