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. 16 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Dec. 16 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)$2,078,707-11%3,560--$584$34,894,7751Fox
2Four Christmases$1,178,1587%3,540205$333$90,052,6043Warner Bros. / New Line
3Twilight (2008)$774,6069%3,64929$212$151,531,3504Summit
4Australia$498,41114%2,703-18$184$38,702,3593Fox
5Bolt$457,0837%3,133-383$146$89,730,5734Disney
6Quantum of Solace$405,00812%2,635-788$154$158,351,0935Sony / Columbia
7Nothing Like the Holidays$285,0976%1,671--$171$4,085,9071Overture
8Transporter 3$266,72212%2,541-85$105$29,882,9183Lionsgate
9Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa$215,83514%2,768-549$78$170,340,8996Paramount / DreamWorks
10Role Models$198,481-3%1,328-579$149$64,535,4906Universal