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 continues 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, Jan. 17 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Jan. 17 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Bucket List$1,746,8336%2,9112895$600$27,560,5441Warner Bros.
2Juno$1,207,20016%2,448523$493$75,127,1243Fox Searchlight
3National Treasure: Book of Secrets$710,66511%3,377-385$210$189,885,0834Disney
4First Sunday$651,2355%2,213--$294$20,665,7421Sony / Screen Gems
5I Am Legend$581,3835%3,353-295$173$242,578,1165Warner Bros.
6P.S. I Love You$437,2786%2,323-148$188$48,493,1164Warner Bros.
7Alvin and the Chipmunks$386,85620%3,384-78$114$189,375,7465Fox
8Charlie Wilson's War$373,3530%2,408-186$155$60,846,9324Universal
9Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street$328,407-1%1,32374$248$45,426,4754Paramount / DreamWorks
10One Missed Call$296,44917%2,2400$132$21,601,0852Warner Bros.