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, Jan. 9 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jan. 9 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Juno$1,385,874-4%1,925906$720$55,880,6962Fox Searchlight
2National Treasure: Book of Secrets$1,179,630-10%3,762-70$314$174,668,9673Disney
3I Am Legend$983,001-8%3,64812$269$231,169,8434Warner Bros.
4P.S. I Love You$714,102-3%2,4717$289$41,319,9183Warner Bros.
5Charlie Wilson's War$700,523-3%2,59419$270$54,549,7153Universal
6Alvin and the Chipmunks$520,756-9%3,462-22$150$178,133,4924Fox
7Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street$504,030-8%1,2490$404$40,186,9883Paramount / DreamWorks
8One Missed Call$456,363-10%2,240--$204$14,058,0741Warner Bros.
9Aliens vs. Predator - Requiem$362,111-10%2,6176$138$38,239,1922Fox
10The Great Debaters$324,4290%1,290119$251$22,953,9562MGM / Weinstein