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, Jan. 15 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Jan. 15 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Bucket List$1,731,7128%2,9112895$595$24,158,6641Warner Bros.
2Juno$1,002,949-1%2,448523$410$72,878,2843Fox Searchlight
3First Sunday$741,720-21%2,213--$335$19,394,3651Sony / Screen Gems
4National Treasure: Book of Secrets$700,653-2%3,377-385$207$188,532,3364Disney
5I Am Legend$574,500-2%3,353-295$171$241,444,8645Warner Bros.
6P.S. I Love You$427,50212%2,323-148$184$47,642,1764Warner Bros.
7Charlie Wilson's War$385,5697%2,408-186$160$60,100,4854Universal
8Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street$351,967-2%1,32374$266$44,767,1814Paramount / DreamWorks
9Alvin and the Chipmunks$344,125-10%3,384-78$102$188,666,4985Fox
10One Missed Call$268,504-7%2,2400$120$21,050,4972Warner Bros.