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 Sun, May. 18 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, May. 18 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian$15,240,361-25%3,929--$3,879$55,034,1281Disney
2Iron Man$9,748,264-27%4,15443$2,347$223,125,8463Paramount
3What Happens in Vegas$3,714,044-33%3,25540$1,141$40,339,9442Fox
4Speed Racer$2,666,456-23%3,6060$739$30,285,0542Warner Bros.
5Made of Honor$1,249,211-35%2,81682$444$33,901,2093Sony / Columbia
6Baby Mama$1,188,670-40%2,503-124$475$47,344,0534Universal
7Forgetting Sarah Marshall$873,762-21%1,601-775$546$55,314,4875Universal
8Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay$645,078-15%1,403-861$460$34,097,8824Warner Bros. / New Line