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. 23 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jan. 23 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Cloverfield$1,667,549-21%3,411--$489$49,930,1361Paramount
227 Dresses$1,339,041-9%3,057--$438$30,246,3461Fox
3The Bucket List$1,044,021-5%2,9154$358$46,363,4942Warner Bros.
4Juno$889,9984%2,53486$351$88,840,7574Fox Searchlight
5Mad Money$444,789-11%2,470--$180$10,220,3581Overture
6Atonement$428,9521%1,291341$332$33,503,6277Focus
7National Treasure: Book of Secrets$386,171-13%2,963-414$130$200,323,4105Disney
8First Sunday$309,058-15%2,2130$140$30,845,1252Sony / Screen Gems
9I Am Legend$307,783-8%2,525-828$122$249,125,7146Warner Bros.
10Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street$231,997-1%1,507184$154$49,142,6355Paramount / DreamWorks