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, Dec. 9 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Dec. 9 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Four Christmases$1,366,45511%3,33525$410$72,014,2192Warner Bros. / New Line
2Twilight (2008)$925,916-1%3,620195$256$140,262,6593Summit
3Australia$720,05815%2,72179$265$32,265,3062Fox
4Quantum of Solace$572,8548%3,423-78$167$152,721,3894Sony / Columbia
5Bolt$485,916-11%3,516-138$138$80,412,3663Disney
6Transporter 3$386,5282%2,6260$147$26,315,1382Lionsgate
7Punisher: War Zone$358,649-7%2,508--$143$5,017,9041Lionsgate
8Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa$255,486-21%3,317-392$77$166,231,3425Paramount / DreamWorks
9Role Models$239,0441%1,907-288$125$62,092,7975Universal