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, Mar. 11 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Mar. 11 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
110,000 B.C.$2,317,918-14%3,410--$680$40,869,9721Warner Bros.
2College Road Trip$761,8397%2,706--$282$15,075,9271Disney
3The Bank Job$601,2624%1,603--$375$7,116,8651Lionsgate
4Vantage Point$583,1001%3,16313$184$52,698,6823Sony / Columbia
5Semi-Pro$524,967-5%3,1210$168$25,804,5642New Line
6The Other Boleyn Girl$425,1539%1,1671$364$15,474,4292Sony / Columbia
7The Spiderwick Chronicles$365,0676%3,246-408$112$62,343,1604Paramount
8Jumper$301,7660%2,563-565$118$73,050,2164Fox
9Step Up 2 the Streets$235,9153%2,251-277$105$53,482,6694Disney
10Fool's Gold$222,2577%2,322-523$96$63,232,7815Warner Bros.