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 Thu, May. 1 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, May. 1 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Iron Man$3,500,631--2,500--$1,400$3,500,6310Paramount
2Baby Mama$1,054,949-2%2,543--$415$21,997,3321Universal
3Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay$888,744-9%2,510--$354$19,256,5741Warner Bros. / New Line
4Forgetting Sarah Marshall$783,652-10%2,7991$280$38,673,0442Universal
5The Forbidden Kingdom$550,171-11%3,1510$175$40,925,9262Lionsgate
621$259,401-8%2,95249$88$76,955,1305Sony / Columbia
788 Minutes$253,493-12%2,1680$117$13,826,0902Sony / Columbia
8Prom Night (2008)$174,9231%2,821121$62$38,945,1203Sony / Screen Gems
9Nim's Island$173,562-9%2,977-300$58$39,789,7194Fox
10Deception (2008)$165,513-13%2,001--$83$3,115,7561Fox