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, Apr. 2 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Apr. 2 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
121$1,656,125-13%2,648--$625$29,663,1361Sony / Columbia
2Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who!$1,009,989-8%3,826-135$264$120,873,3183Fox
3Superhero Movie$445,879-15%2,960--$151$11,024,4461MGM / Weinstein
4Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns$378,752-15%2,01610$188$33,845,3092Lionsgate
5Drillbit Taylor$373,863-7%3,0615$122$21,672,6802Paramount
610,000 B.C.$367,902-7%3,055-399$120$86,163,7494Warner Bros.
7Stop-Loss$309,678-12%1,291--$240$5,578,9601Paramount
8Shutter (2008)$307,924-9%2,7563$112$19,982,8122Fox
9The Bank Job$243,781-7%1,605-8$152$24,835,8264Lionsgate
10College Road Trip$212,687-8%2,270-305$94$38,987,5594Disney