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 Sat, Aug. 16 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Aug. 16 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Tropic Thunder$9,582,36517%3,319--$2,887$28,824,3571Paramount / DreamWorks
2The Dark Knight$6,708,66236%3,590-435$1,869$466,355,8015Warner Bros.
3Star Wars: The Clone Wars$5,019,568-19%3,452--$1,454$11,248,1141Warner Bros.
4Mirrors$4,078,421-4%2,664--$1,531$8,313,8631Fox
5Pineapple Express$3,525,42310%3,0720$1,148$59,654,2942Sony / Columbia
6The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor$3,346,31634%3,363-415$995$83,875,1773Universal
7Mamma Mia!$2,410,59923%2,771-423$870$114,280,9435Universal
8The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2$2,139,1933%2,7147$788$30,433,5522Warner Bros.
9Step Brothers$1,893,70325%2,648-534$715$89,290,2604Sony / Columbia
10Journey to the Center of the Earth$1,353,62234%1,405-565$963$87,021,6406Warner Bros. / New Line